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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:03 pm 
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1. when does hens go broody

2. when do they moult & how long

3. when does hens stop laying & when do they come back on the lay

4. how long should you keep chooks for ( laying )

5. when dusting them how offen do this, and
what is the easy way to do this

6. what do you do to stop feather pluckers ( how do you stop them being bored )

7. how long does a hen lay a egg from the time she layed the first egg


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:46 pm 
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did you want these questions answered or are you going to record for your chooks?

answers if you want them
1-not all hens go broody, some breeds go broody after 6 or 12 eggs and will brood every 3-4 months others annually in spring .
2- most chooks moult in late summer/ early autumn to get nice new warm feathers for winter.Some chooks drop most of their feathers and are naked for about 6 weeks others gradually replace the feathers and you hardly notice.
3- most hens stop laying during a moult ( to put the protein into new feathers instead of eggs)some do not lay much over winter and as they age it gets a longer break and less eggs a year....they also do not lay after being broody for several weeks.
4- chooks can live up to double figures but as said the egg production gradually decreases after the second year.Depends on if they are productive pets or just egg producers how long it is beneficial / economical to keep them.
5- I use spot on rather than dust and it lasts 3-4 months .
6----don't have this issue so no advice to offer.
7- large breeds tend to lay every 24-26 hours ( daily) while laying bantam breeds tend to sometimes only lay second daily....

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:31 am 
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thank you,

I got some answers that I did not know about.


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