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    Default 5 for 4, what's up with that?

    The hens have been a little "off" I am suspecting due to longer days, sudden weather changes and possibly just ticked off because I have been keeping them penned up too much due to predators.

    I have been getting one egg a day for the past week. Very disappointing!

    I was at the grocery yesterday and found eggs on sale 4 dozen for $5, and the hens not being on top of things I bought 4 dozen. I eat a lot of eggs.

    Last night when I penned up the hens I found 5 eggs in the nest box.

    I only have 4 hens!

    Either someone is working overtime or the rooster is now laying!

    They must have heard the under the breath warnings about chicken and dumplings I was mumbleing.
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    They probably saw you come back home with the four dozen eggs. That coupled with going on line and Googling "when chickens stop laying" and seeing this....

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    Yea some hens can actually lay 2 eggs per day,not common,but it happens,I butchered a eggs eating hen once and she had 4 fully developed eggs inside her,plus many,many varying stges of underdeveloped eggs,from soft shelled to basically just the yolk,in varying sizes as well
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    Now that I've lost dinner....thank you very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nell67 View Post
    Yea some hens can actually lay 2 eggs per day,not common,but it happens,I butchered a eggs eating hen once and she had 4 fully developed eggs inside her,plus many,many varying stges of underdeveloped eggs,from soft shelled to basically just the yolk,in varying sizes as well
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    Now that I've lost dinner....thank you very much.
    Nah. She came with her own batter.......just add bread crumbs.
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    Socks! How do you heave up your socks?

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    That task is usually relegated to the dryer. First it eats them and then, at a time of its choosing it will heave one up.
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    ButcheringChickens10_2010b.jpgGuests can not see images in the messages. Please register in the forum. here ya go Rick,LOL
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    I was doing better with thoughts of the dryer in my head.
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    It's okay. There's nothing left to come up. Oops.....I'll be back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    It's okay. There's nothing left to come up. Oops.....I'll be back.
    You're VERY welcome Rick
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    Keep messin' with me, Missy, and it's the hong picture for you!!!

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    As I recall, Nell has a hong of her own.....hong picture that is.....and it ain't her......unless she's 97.
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    Man you sure tiptoed around that one. Took a bit of maneuvering but I think you came through okay.....so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    As I recall, Nell has a hong of her own.....hong picture that is.....and it ain't her......unless she's 97.
    Very good memory Crash,on both counts!
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    I haven't gotten less than 8 a day for the last couple months. We have been swimming in eggs. The neighbors are starting to really like us. Next time, I won't be getting so many.

    Nell, I have seen that in a few old chickens I butchered as well.
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    Well Kyrat, how are the hens doing? I think you need to give them a lecture on .22 versus a 12 gauge shotgun and the effects they have on a chickens life. Maybe the chickens want to leave society and live forever in the wilderness away from mankind, and they are socially depressed. Either way you have had a lot of practice on this forum giving lectures on those very subjects so get busy and tell those chickens what you think

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