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Re: Eggs???

Post by KimChick » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:34 pm

YES!!! I have 21 hens (plus Anna the Cochin). If it wasn't for the youngest ones, hatched this past May, I wouldn't be getting eggs either. For the last 2 months, I have gotten an average of 4 eggs a day.
Oh, and as of today, they are all in the barn, fenced in with a hen house attached. We stapled feed bags on the inside barn walls today to keep out some wind and snow.
So we'll see what happens with the egg laying now. There are 6 laying boxes.
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Re: Eggs???

Post by SusanH » Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:01 am

Me too, no eggs for quite a while now and not expecting any from the new one or the new ducks until spring. The Wyandottes are laying less than an egg a week between them for some reason since summer. Miranda was broody then moulting then the cold dark weather. Last winter they produced an egg a day for most of the winter. Millie the Polish quit laying very early as well. I’m only getting daily eggs from from guest R S L chickens that I am minding for a snowbird friend.

A different question re winter eggs, no doubt asked and answered a zillion times elsewhere: what do you do with frozen eggs? Other than feed to the dogs? I don’t eat any that have cracked, since that would be risky, but sometimes you open an egg with a congealed yolk. It should still be ok to poach or fry, right? Anyone?

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Re: Eggs???

Post by Jaye » Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:48 am

We still use frozen eggs unless the shell has cracked. Usually we scramble them, once they have thawed.
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Re: Eggs???

Post by Killerbunny » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:43 am

Me too, scrambled.
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Re: Eggs???

Post by Kbr42 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:51 am

I'll scrambled them and put them in the hens oatmeal in the morning..they love it!

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