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Raising Lay Chickens

Postby KETCHAM » Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:33 am

Well I'm back to raising some chickens for eggs again......took a year off.....I got 18 and all seem to be doing great so far...About 6 to 7 weeks old...Out of the basement in into the coop...They can still slip thru the darn wire fence though....Need to fatten them up a bit....Kevin
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Re: Raising Lay Chickens

Postby tmays » Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:56 pm

We keep a few going all the time. Got two Rhode Island reds and 4 Ameracuanas. They lay the blue eggs. Eggs are on the small side, but that's okay with me. :-)
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Re: Raising Lay Chickens

Postby Ben B » Sun Apr 19, 2015 2:47 pm

We have a dozen or so chickens, mostly browns and a few dominickers. Right now we average about six eggs a day. I much prefer home grown eggs to store bought anyway, and I like knowing what my chickens are fed.

Glad to hear you're back in the chicken business. We have several that have quit laying, so when the signs get back in it'll be time to put 'em in the freezer... And we have 8 more diddles on the way. They're being given to us by the local school kids who raised them up in class, but don't want to keep them.
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Re: Raising Lay Chickens

Postby Dale Finch » Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:04 pm

I have the best eggs yet...my sister has the chickens and all I have to do is open HER refrigerator door!! :big smile:

"Home grown" are definitely the best. She, too, has a few ameraucana chickens...my favorite, but I also like the huge dark brown speckled ones and the small peach colored ones. Have fun!

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Re: Raising Lay Chickens

Postby torchred89 » Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:27 pm

Got let them out everyday to eat lots of bugs. Makes the eggs dark yellow and taste better. :D

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Re: Raising Lay Chickens

Postby KETCHAM » Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:40 pm

Good way to cut the feed bill is give them cut grass....I push cut so its not a problem....Store bought eggs suck big time...no taste....I have a while till mine lay and I can't wait...I have a buddy whose wife bakes so no problem if I get to many...I sell enough to make a few bucks also ...so they earn their keep My trusty .22 is ready for any varmin the get to close...Kevin :{_}: :{_}: :-:-): :-:-):
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Re: Raising Lay Chickens

Postby Donegal Cub » Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:35 pm

Haven't had hens since the kids were small. They were so proud to go out and collect the eggs and bring them in to mum. Fresh farm eggs are so much better.
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Re: Raising Lay Chickens

Postby SONNY » Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:09 pm

Had to give up chickens last fall before winter set in! could not get out there to care for them and the last year feed bill on them was $ 2 ,00, so ya they NOT missed at all around here!! thanks ; sonny
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Re: Raising Lay Chickens

Postby KETCHAM » Sat May 09, 2015 10:28 am

Well down to 13....one ran away...and 4 got by death from above...a big female hawk...10 weeks till they lay......Can't wait...I still hate store bought eggs...no taste!!! Kevin :{_}: :{_}: :{_}: :{_}:
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Re: Raising Lay Chickens

Postby KETCHAM » Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:20 pm

Getting close to laying....a few more weeks.....Can't wait......Kevin
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