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Post by gunners71uk on 3rd January 2011, 4:16 pm

we have 8 chooks 3 are x batt they laying 5-6 out of 8 hebs pwer day i assumed you dont get many eggs this time in winter anyone got an idea pls

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Post by Guest on 3rd January 2011, 6:16 pm

Sounds not too bad.

We feed ours wheat to increase the yield of egg laying all the year round and some maize when it is cold to help keep their body weight up. They need to have spare energy to make eggs...and take two weeks to make them, so if they have got cold it takes a while for them to stop laying. We use layers pellets too.

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 3rd January 2011, 8:20 pm

Our ex-batts laid through their first winter but not winters thereafter.

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 4th January 2011, 8:28 am

I've had no eggs from mine for 2 months now Sad
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Post by Compostwoman on 4th January 2011, 9:48 am

The six of mine which are laying, are laying most days ( 5 eggs a day) the others are still moulting, so no eggs yet...

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Post by Nick B on 21st March 2011, 9:06 am

We give ours layer pallets and mixed corn all year round and we only have had to buy a Dozen eggs in 3 - 4 years of keeping chickens.
We have around 20 hens not to sure how many but they are laying anything between 6 to 12 a day.

Also our little Appenzeller laid a tiny little white egg on Saturday her very first egg which only was 45 grm.

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