I rarely find eggs in odd places. It also has a V-shaped comb and 5 toes — an unusual bird to be sure! Calm down. In fact, it is considered the second oldest US breed — the first being the Dominique. They were bred to maximize production while minimizing costs. They get along with our dog and love when we spend a couple of hours with them.
Oh I should probably add, healthy birds, nice poop : no mites that I can tell. But we did get everything hooked up again. What do you think might be the cause. Have a cold tub filled evening before to be really cold.
For most flock owners, this strategy involves providing supplemental lighting. That said, you could always adopt some older rescue hens who are not be laying anymore. I even got my cat to protect them rather than eat them!!
I need help!! The color fades first from the vent; then the face beak, eye ring, and earlobe ; and then the feet shanks, toes, and hock. Sense the last time i wrote. Heritage or traditional breeds, on the other hand, are often kept much longer and will lay eggs into their old age.
We get eggs daily as we use a heater in the chicken house in the winter so while the chickens don't all lay, they take turns, enough to keep up with our daily needs. It might seem odd to the neighbors, but it would work for me. Production As the name implies, these birds are raised to produce large quantities of eggs over a short period of time.
I got worried the first couple times that happened, and picked them up to check them out — they squawked and flew up to the perch. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The hens will sleep on the perches at night, keeping them off the floor. Five decades later I decided to try one more time to wring a neck.
They're leghorns, and our winters aren't so bad in southern New Mexico, so my birds only slow a bit in winter, have never stopped; so when all my birds started losing feathers and stopping laying at once, I knew something was wrong. We moved to a farm when I was