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Waddles. the non egg laying hussy

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        11-19-2012, 12:08 PM
      #11
    Trained
    I like Homegrown non-medicated laying pellets and toss a big handful of oyster shell in twice a week. My feed is $15 a bag, yuck! You may also leave a bowl of used eggshells out for the hens to eat up. Also if I get a cracked egg I toss it on the ground in their pen and they fight over them. If you can try and till up an area or over seed your garden in clover, that helps too. I'm the only person in the county that's getting steady eggs without a light right now. That thar is my braggin rights round these parts! LOL!

    She will lay, hopefully!!

    ETA: Get a big feeder and keep it full (I keep mine in the coop in the winter). My girls always have food in front of them.
         
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        11-19-2012, 12:22 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    I never thought about giving her food free choice. I'll get a feeder next time I'm at tsc and fill it up for her. I'll get some shells too and mix that with her feed. Sin e the bags almost gone, do you recommend the pellets or the crumbles?
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        11-19-2012, 12:25 PM
      #13
    Trained
    Pellets for me are better. You lose a bunch to powder when you buy crumbles.
    But that's just me!
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        11-19-2012, 12:42 PM
      #14
    Trained
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        11-19-2012, 12:44 PM
      #15
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
    Of course, since I'll be raising several broods for the freezer, some of them won't have LONG lives, just healthy ones.
    Speed, you are a meanie doodie head.

    Just kidding. Quoting you from the other post.........
         
        11-19-2012, 12:47 PM
      #16
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Celeste    
    Speed, you are a meanie doodie head.

    Just kidding. Quoting you from the other post.........

    I know, right? Give someone good, sage advice, and because I'm not slobbering praise all over them, they get their knickers in a knot.

    I don't 'do' cooing and hand holding. You want advice, you get it. If you want me to tell you what a SAINT you are, you're barking up the wrong tree.

    As far as eatin' mah chickens, I'll invite all of you over for a BBQ when they're old enough!
         
        11-19-2012, 12:50 PM
      #17
    Trained
    I'll get there once they are cooked. I'm not plucking any dang chicken.
         
        11-19-2012, 12:55 PM
      #18
    Showing
    Pish, you'll need some sort of exercise to get your appetite working! What better way than plucking chickens?

    Just kidding. I'll take whichever ones I'm planning on processing to the local Amish. They'll kill, pluck, and dress them for me. Not sure I have the stomach to do it myself, although I have picked up a book on how to do it.
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        11-19-2012, 12:58 PM
      #19
    Trained
    What? I get plenty of exercise arguing with you on the horse forum.
         
        11-19-2012, 12:59 PM
      #20
    Trained
    I have a white Ameraucana hen, she looks a lot like your Waddles. She is my blue egg layer and she didn't start laying until the OTHER EE's had started laying various shades of green eggs. Mine were all between 28 and 32 weeks when they started laying eggs, I got them as day old chicks in Feb and grew them out and didn't really start getting good production out of them until late Sept/early Oct. They now are laying MACHINES, I get almost 3 doz/day. Just give her some time.
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