1. Dismiss Notice
  2. Official SS Poll: What do you do to eliminate bills / cut down expenses?
    CLICK HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice
  3. Homemade weed killer - Featured Thread
    CLICK HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice
  4. SS Picture of the Week (POW) - Submit your Pics Now !!
    Click HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice

Many hens few eggs

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by CrealCritter, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. Jan 6, 2019
    Mini Horses

    Mini Horses Super Self-Sufficient

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2015
    Messages:
    2,558
    Likes Received:
    2,246
    Trophy Points:
    242
    Location:
    coastal VA
    Well your girls ARE nicer than mine!I have a couple that will NOT lay that egg except "their" spot. One likes to get on top of the hay bale I have opened, under the cover. Moved it one day, no egg. Next day, she left it in the yard :( almost stepped on it. Put another bale on the pallet, covered & she went back to the bale for her nest. :he I have to gently lift the cover in case she's in there -- otherwise, not sure who gets scared the most. Mostly I have like 3 hens use one oddball nest, then 3 at another, so that's ok...then there's miss solo. These nests are far apart, then they all go roost together :idunno


    MAYBE -- yours just wanted some redeco in the nests :lol:

    Chickens can be funny birds. :old
     
    sumi and Rammy like this.
  2. Jan 6, 2019
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2012
    Messages:
    13,867
    Likes Received:
    6,042
    Trophy Points:
    403
    Location:
    USDA 9a
    They were protesting - I gave in and they gave me what I wanted! Plus, they haven't been laying up there for very long and it's a whole lot easier to jump in that nest box than up into the top of the barn.
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2019
    Rammy likes this.
  3. Jan 6, 2019
    Mini Horses

    Mini Horses Super Self-Sufficient

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2015
    Messages:
    2,558
    Likes Received:
    2,246
    Trophy Points:
    242
    Location:
    coastal VA
    WIN, WIN! :celebrate

    Maybe you should run for congress -- compromise is needed:cool:
     
    Rammy and frustratedearthmother like this.
  4. Jan 7, 2019
    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Super Self-Sufficient

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2017
    Messages:
    3,274
    Likes Received:
    3,476
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Zone 6B or 7 can't decide
    I am king of this coop and this here is my queen!
    IMG_20190106_174900895_TOP.jpg

    Your funny rooster, no I am king and I have many queens! And if you don't shut up, I will poop on you.
    IMG_20190106_174857612.jpg

    I have 1 hen rain or shine, everyday. She sees me open the gate. Runs into the coop, jumps up on the upper roost. When I open the door to the coop and step inside she jumps off the roost and lands on my head. I have to remember to put my hoodie on. She stays there perched on top of my head, until I leave the coop and enter the yard. Then she jumps off my head into the yard. What a crazy girl.
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2019
    sumi, tortoise, baymule and 2 others like this.
  5. Jan 7, 2019
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2012
    Messages:
    13,867
    Likes Received:
    6,042
    Trophy Points:
    403
    Location:
    USDA 9a
    That would freak me out, lol! I don't want no stinkin' chicken on my head!
     
    Rammy and NH Homesteader like this.
  6. Jan 7, 2019
    NH Homesteader

    NH Homesteader Super Self-Sufficient

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2016
    Messages:
    7,087
    Likes Received:
    4,675
    Trophy Points:
    297
    Agreed, no thanks!
     
    frustratedearthmother and Rammy like this.
  7. Jan 7, 2019
    Lazy Gardener

    Lazy Gardener Almost Self-Reliant

    Joined:
    May 14, 2017
    Messages:
    1,181
    Likes Received:
    917
    Trophy Points:
    192
    Location:
    Central Maine
    Yep. My general rule of thumb: stay out of arms reach, unless I am initiating the contact.
     
  8. Jan 7, 2019
    NH Homesteader

    NH Homesteader Super Self-Sufficient

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2016
    Messages:
    7,087
    Likes Received:
    4,675
    Trophy Points:
    297
    That's my rule with the pigs too. Actually I think that's why I like sheep better than goats. I don't like pushy animals.
     
    Rammy and frustratedearthmother like this.
  9. Jan 8, 2019
    milkmansdaughter

    milkmansdaughter Super Self-Sufficient

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2017
    Messages:
    1,119
    Likes Received:
    1,288
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Location:
    Alabama
    CC, I love that you have one that watches for you. It's fun to see the different personalities in the flock. :)

    I'm getting about 45-50% of my hens laying every day now. I don't do supplemental light. But we've had crazy crazy warm weather and lots of rain lately, so much so that the frogs are chirping in the creek, and a great blue herons has taken up fishing for frogs in our run off creek. Im afraid the flowers, blueberry bushes, and fruit trees will start blooming, then we'll actually get winter. Yesterday would have been a beautiful summer day in Wisconsin! We really need cold to finally set in here.
     
  10. Jan 8, 2019
    Mini Horses

    Mini Horses Super Self-Sufficient

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2015
    Messages:
    2,558
    Likes Received:
    2,246
    Trophy Points:
    242
    Location:
    coastal VA
    I've had this happen two yrs in a row with my plum tree. Gets cold, then a week of warm...blooms...then lose it all to cold and/or storms. We are having clearing after all the excessive, daily rains, so it seems more light (altho not so) because the constant overcast has left. It's up & down temp week, 40 to 65 days 40 nights. So, this week 68 today and 40 tomorrow, going down from there to 25-30 nights & 30-38 days. AND moisture coming for weekend. With the lower temps the moisture is probably going to be floaty & white.:( What happened to the "old" 4 seasons that appeared on time, gradual, predictable....:idunno

    The good side of the constant overcast leaving so more daylight? For me, it was a 9 egg day yesterday!! :clap

    Here's hoping a mild but normal winter just stays and gets us thru to a warm Spring!!!! Seeds are waiting to be grown.
     

Share This Page