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Post by Nick B on 11th January 2010, 1:39 pm

Hi all in this little cold snap we have had or going to have could you please let me
know how many eggs your chooks are laying at the moment.???
Yes I know it's winter and they will go off the lay; but just for a mater of interest may
I please ask??

Well I'll start out of 17 chooks we are getting between 6-8 eggs each day.
We are lucky enough to have some of the teachers at our DS school by some but we still
have around well lets put it this way we have loads,
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Post by Compostwoman on 11th January 2010, 7:08 pm

I have ( thinks) 12 hens laying at the moment and am getting 9 - 10 eggs per day from them.....

Some days I get 12....

I sell them to teachers, and passing trade on the road..I have a sign up at our gateway.

I found the snow made them all lay better, due to the extra light reflected around I guess....!

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Post by Guest on 12th January 2010, 12:05 pm

We have 6 hens and are getting 4 a day. We give ours some corn to keep their body weight up in the winter. We sell our excess to friends but I will be making lemon curd today..lemons brought back from Greece (where it was 17degC Cool )

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 12th January 2010, 12:13 pm

only 1 or 2 a day from 5 hens. Suspect a couple have ceased to lay altogether but can't single out which at the mo, what with weather. Don't think we have ever had a surplus even when we were getting 5 a day.

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 12th January 2010, 1:02 pm

I've not had any eggs since Thursday! I've got 6 hens and since about the end of October have had 2 or maybe 3 eggs 3 or 4 times a week. I have had enough up til now to sell half a dozen a week to my chum at work but she won't be getting any this week as what I get I need for baking at weekend.
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Post by Adrian on 12th January 2010, 1:11 pm

We had quite a drought in production in the late autumn, between having 5 surplus roosters and the moult, laying dropped off to nothing.

Once I managed to rehome the boys and move the girls into their winter (greenhouse) home, production has picked up nicely to 3 or 4 a day, not the dozen or so we were used to, but its better than last winter.

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Post by Compostwoman on 12th January 2010, 1:13 pm

I must be feeding mine summat extra special I think! :scratch:

Not quite sure what, though...... lol!

Some of mine were pol in Sept, but a fair few are several years old now...

Wish I could work out a way to share some of my eggs around to you all, but don't think the post is a good idea... cook

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Post by Nick B on 13th January 2010, 1:06 pm

CW last year I ordered some eggs off the internet and they came in very thick polystyrene egg boxes and none of the eggs where broken.
So is that any help??

CW some of mine where also pol in Sept aswell. DW won't to get a few more in early spring to go with all the others.
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