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Post by Compostwoman on 11th November 2009, 10:41 pm

MY newest batch of POL hens have all now started laying Smile :cheers:

Pearl the Leghorn has been laying for 10 weeks, but was 24 weeks when I got her..the others were only 16 weeks old though so have now started laying at 26 weeks ish..which is pretty good for this time of year Laughing

Pearl lays pearl white eggs, Lavender (a Bluebell) lays browny plum eggs, Mac ( Light Sussex) lays tinted brown eggs and Bunty ( Rhode Rock) lays light brown eggs.

SO today, out of 9 laying hens, I had 9 eggs Very Happy :cheers:

The other 5 older hens are all moulting and balding and grumpy and egg less...and living in the re named "Menopausal Mansion" at the mo....
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Post by Lottie on 12th November 2009, 9:22 am

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How lovely, CW!! I got 3 lil silkies I hatched.. mad as anything, they make me giggle cos they so look like cartoon hens... Laughing I don't even know what sex they are yet, they're 4 months old soo I guess I'll have to keep waiting Rolling Eyes

No eggs here at all, my maran's have just maulted and now the clocks have changed I don't think I'll be getting any for a while...

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Post by Compostwoman on 12th November 2009, 10:04 am

I have 3 Cream Legbar chicKs Lottie , hatched out by mama hen Broody Ruby the chicks are beautifully marked, the 2 little pullets have a crest of feathers a bit like a silklie on their heads ( but not as much) which makes them look like punks Very Happy.. the cockerel is very white with spangles and ( at the mo) v friendly...but I expect that won't last Mad Very Happy

Silkies are very sweet Very Happy

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Post by Nick B on 12th November 2009, 11:43 am

our silkie snuffed it!!!

We got 6 POL in early October from the fram we got the frist lot from.
We have also got 2 RIR's and a wellsummer called Annie.
plus we also have 10 other POL's that have been or going or have had there mault.
So I hope the 6 new one will lay for us soon???
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Post by Compostwoman on 12th November 2009, 11:59 am

I would hope so, judging by my 9 Nicky Very Happy

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Post by Compostwoman on 18th November 2009, 6:10 pm

Well I scared them all witless ( can hens be scared witless, as they have so few wits to start with?)

I went out to do the final lock in and check wearing a head torch...the newbies and the chicklets haven't seen me in THAT before and becane hysterical.... :affraid:

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Post by Compostwoman on 21st November 2009, 9:22 pm

10 eggs today Very Happy

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Post by Compostwoman on 29th November 2009, 11:40 pm

Oh dear, tonight we were late back ( CG birthday celebrations) and there was a hen missing from the houses...

I searched, CM searched, we spent nearly an hour looking.....finally found Ginger crouched, shivering with fear in a very low level shrub...I was looking for her perching in a bush or tree as all the others have done that but no..she had crawled under a tangle of dead flowers in the base of a rose bush.....

She is very scared and cold..but is now in with her friends and hopefully will be ok..
so good vibes and crossed fingers Ginger is OK tomorrow morning....

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Post by Compostwoman on 5th March 2010, 3:57 pm

Compostwoman wrote:I have 3 Cream Legbar chicKs Lottie , hatched out by mama hen Broody Ruby the chicks are beautifully marked, the 2 little pullets have a crest of feathers a bit like a silklie on their heads ( but not as much) which makes them look like punks Very Happy.. the cockerel is very white with spangles and ( at the mo) v friendly...but I expect that won't last Mad Very Happy

Silkies are very sweet Very Happy

My little Cream Legbar, Vanilla has just laid her first egg...lovely
blue green colour
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her sister Custard will lay soon as well...They are ( thinks) 26 weeks old.

Spot the Cockerel is no longer friendly, though...I fear he may have to be re homes in the large white cold shed in the corner of the utility room soon....

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 5th March 2010, 4:28 pm

Our 5 have earned themselves a reprieve this week. Since before Christmas we have been down to 1 egg every 2 or 3 days.
Last weekend we finally decided enough was enough and to chop all but one of them and start anew.
Since Monday we have had 3 or 4 eggs every day... guess they heard.

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