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    Recommendations for egg laying Hens

    Recommendations on the best egg laying Hens from our Hen keeping members please as I have just bought the wife a coup and Hen run as she has been wanting to keep her own Chickens for a while now and of cause any advise on looking after them

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    Payno you could do a search in your area for battery hen rescue centres albeit initially they might look a bit scraggly but who wouldn’t if they were stuck in a 18” cage all they’re captive life ��.ideally have your coup and run able to move to allow the scratching areas to rejuvenate periodically .

    ps don’t expect lots of eggs in the short daylight months
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    for best results place your coup in the middle of a beautifully well kept lawn . You will see a difference in just a couple of Days !!!!
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    If you put the coup in the wrong place you could end up with egg on your face

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    Thanks guys I will relay this info to the Mrs
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    At least we now know why the chicked crossed the road:

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    [QUOTE=payno;1194116]Recommendations on the best egg laying Hens from our Hen keeping members please as I have just bought the wife a coup and Hen run as she has been wanting to keep her own Chickens for a while now and of cause any advise on looking after them

    Thanks in advance[/QUOT

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    Hi payno.

    No don't follow Vics advice until you're old enough to leave home!

    I didn't know anything about egg layers except there are Orpington and Bantams.

    When I looked up I found there are lots of US sites but different breeds.

    And it seems we have lots more breeds in the UK. You might like to print this off for a good start for a binder for your wifey: https://poultrykeeper.com/chicken-breeds/

    It turns out from one US site that Bantams don't lay many eggs, so check it out.

    My mum kept chickens when I was little and she used to give them the egg shells back to eat because they need the calcium or whatever it is, or their egg shells weren't as strong otherwise.

    Interesting subject, let us know what you find.

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    Just don't get a cockerel or that'll really upset the neighbours!
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    I have a friend who keeps chickens, ducks and some other animals. He gets ex-battery hens and they do well once they get used to the freedom of running about in a hen coop rather than a little cage. One thing be mentioned to me though, was that battery hens are bred in 'batches'. They all mature at the same rate and in due course, die within a few days of each other. If you get a batch of ex-battery ones, they may all expire at the same time.

    Probably not an issue for you, but my friend's kids used to look after the hens and they were a bit cut up when they all died off at the same time.
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