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post #31 of 34 Old 11-19-2012, 03:37 PM
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OP, one thing: Please make sure she has lots of fresh clean water at all times. This is essential for the egg laying process.
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post #32 of 34 Old 11-19-2012, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Delfina View Post

What I was telling her on another thread was Cornish X's. They do not lay eggs and they were specifically bred to do one thing, get really fat, really fast.

I agree they excel at bulking up in a short period of time, Delfina, but they still have to lay some eggs otherwise the breed would die out in one generation.
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Originally Posted by Chevaux View Post
OP, one thing: Please make sure she has lots of fresh clean water at all times. This is essential for the egg laying process.
She has one of the big waterers. When it was hot I changed it everyday. Now that's its cold, I only change it every few days or so. It got nasty quick in the summer time.
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Something else to consider is that if she's 7 months old now, she was a fairly late hatchling (May as opposed to March or April.). So if she's a breed that starts laying later, say at 7 - 8 months, (egg laying breeds tend to start earlier, at 5-6 months), and that coincides with shorter days, colder weather and when egg production usually slows down, she may not start laying well and consistently till spring.

I also second the recommendation for the BYC site. Great site, great info, great people.

Third, I love my hens. Both as useful livestock and delightful pets. Can't say enough good about them, don't ever want to be without a couple hens ever again.

So feed Waddles up and keep her happy and I'm sure you'll get eggs eventually.
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