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Old 12-06-2007, 09:54 AM   #51
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ooooo ooooo I do I do!!!!!
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Old 12-06-2007, 10:04 AM   #52
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My hens are 29-1/2 weeks old, UB. Healthy, not going through a molt...... and not laying yet either. From what I've read a lot of backyard flocks' egg production has been down this year. Since mine never started before freezing temps and short days set in, I wonder if they ever will before spring

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Old 12-06-2007, 10:22 AM   #53
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Yes....Do you have a cast iron skillet??
I have THREE cast-iron skillets, and a cast-iron grill pan and a cast-iron Dutch oven May I have your recipe, please? I made homemade cornbread for the first time a couple of months ago, and there wasn't much corny flavor at all
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Old 12-06-2007, 10:31 AM   #54
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My hens are 29-1/2 weeks old, UB. Healthy, not going through a molt...... and not laying yet either. From what I've read a lot of backyard flocks' egg production has been down this year. Since mine never started before freezing temps and short days set in, I wonder if they ever will before spring

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They should be laying. Around 20 weeks old is about avg. I think. You will need to add daylight hours (artificial lights) during short winter days to keep production going. I forget the light hours that they need. I used to burn lights around 4 hours per night I think. I don't have a clue where all of my "technical" information is, but you shouldn't have any trouble finding the information.
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Old 12-06-2007, 10:58 AM   #55
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I know. They are way overdue.
The problem with adding light is they will burn out more quickly. A chicken is born with as many eggs as it will ever produce. The more you coax them to lay these eggs by increasing their daylight in the winter, the quicker they will "run out". I'm sure you probably already know this, but I thought this was pretty interesting and worth mentioning for those that don't. I also read that coaxing them to lay more eggs is linked to reproductive cancer in young chickens.
Since I have no intention of butchering them when they no longer lay, I'm hoping the lead long healthy, egg laying lives, even if production drops to just a couple eggs a week.
But not getting their first egg is killing me
Not to mention all that crowing they do in the morning
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:10 AM   #56
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But not getting their first egg is killing me
Not to mention all that crowing they do in the morning
So lets see...Your Chicken and Biscuit recipe starts like this???


1 Young Hen that want lay
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etc
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:36 PM   #57
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mikki[/B];517368]Uncle Bob-- Here is a picture of my chicken & Biscuits. Like I said mine is plain and simple,chicken gravy and biscuits.Simply delicious though!!!!
I simply don't understand how you managed to have only a single split biscuit on that plate. Myself, I would have had two (if not three), and then would have had to evaluate seconds... assuming I could fit them in.
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Believe me I had more. I finished that before my daughter got to the table. I eat one biscuit at a time because I don't like my biscuits to get mushy.
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