• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

2009 barn chicks - yours laying eggs yet?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • 2009 barn chicks - yours laying eggs yet?

    I bought 2 more chicks in 2009 spring, both Wyandottes. One is silver and other is golden. My older Americana’s are laying their green eggs, but I don’t see any brown eggs from my Wyandottes yet?

    Is it too early for them to lay yet?
    Last edited by Dressage Art; Jan. 24, 2010, 02:23 AM.

  • #2
    My gals (6 new Australorps, 2 new Delawares) have been laying steadily since the end of August. They were April chicks. I leave a light on them during the day--basically, from 6AM to 9PM or they are outside.

    I know some of the old style, dual purpose gals are poky about getting laying, but that seems odd that they haven't started yet. What month were they born?
    Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!

    Comment

    • Original Poster

      #3
      They were born in May.

      Comment


      • #4
        I got my guys in april. The have been laying since the beginning of December.
        I thought they would wait until the cold weather passed. But I am getting a ton of eggs!

        Comment


        • #5
          You could ask on that backyard chicken BB - those folks are eggspurts. brrrrooooooom chiiing.

          I think some breeds are slower to mature than others. Mine have been laying all through the winter just fine - but my Salmon Faverolles were the last to start.

          I think it was the Faverolles anyway. It's kinda bad timing because your flock was maturing just as the days started to get shorter. You might try a light in the coop for a few hours a day.
          Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
          Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
          -Rudyard Kipling

          Comment


          • #6
            just FMI... can you post a link to the backyard chicken BB? We're looking at getting some layers asap when we move (so far still on target for a Feb 26 closing and a March 5 move in!!). We already go through a TON of eggs!! But I know almost nothing about chickens.
            ************
            "Of course it's hard. It's supposed to be hard. It's the Hard that makes it great."

            "Get up... Get out... Get Drunk. Repeat as needed." -- Spike

            Comment


            • #7
              Our April hens were laying in November and December, but are currently on holiday

              (sadly for them, holiday in Iowa, not Spain)

              We have Wyandottes, Sussex, and Rocks.
              Liz
              Ainninn House Stud
              Irish Draughts and Connemaras
              Co. Westmeath, Ireland

              Comment


              • #8
                http://www.backyardchickens.com/

                Wow. It looks like a great site!
                Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
                Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
                -Rudyard Kipling

                Comment


                • #9
                  THANKS!! that is going to be a great resource
                  ************
                  "Of course it's hard. It's supposed to be hard. It's the Hard that makes it great."

                  "Get up... Get out... Get Drunk. Repeat as needed." -- Spike

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    My May 2009 layers started laying in sometime late last fall - but the production so far this winter is dismal....

                    I have 4 green egg layers (the new ones), and 6 older layers - I am getting one green egg every other day - maybe! I really want to put a light on them and see if it improves. They are in their winter house which doesn't have good natural light(it's in my barn) - so I assume that's the problem.

                    Jill

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I'm no eggs-pert (sorry Jswan, couldn't stop myself) but I think a lot depends on the individual as well as the breed.

                      My March pullets started laying around September and haven't stopped yet!
                      Well, except for the foofy diva Houdan. She's the only white egglayer so I know she's the slacker.

                      The others - Delawares & Black Stars - are production breeds.

                      I'm thinking because they are so young & their machinery is just gearing up they didn't get the Bionic Message to stop laying once it got dark & cold.

                      I don't keep a light on in the coop so they get daylight from the one window in the coop, or if they go out their yard or nothing.
                      Still get 2-4 eggs from the 5 of them daily.
                      *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                      Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                      Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                      Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Mine were April/May chicks and have been laying since early fall. They just now slowed down a bit, but they've been pretty steady even without lights up til this last week.

                        I was very egg-sited* to see they kept up production through the shortest days....

                        (*in honor of JSwan)
                        Turn off the computer and go ride!

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by foggybok View Post

                          I was very egg-sited* to see they kept up production through the shortest days....

                          (*in honor of JSwan)
                          Eggs-actly - I was happy my girls produced through the winter too.


                          har har
                          Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
                          Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
                          -Rudyard Kipling

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Would it be wrong...

                            to say we are all eggs-tremely pleased with our Winter production?

                            Only problem is finding recipes that use lots of eggs!
                            So far coworkers & friends are not running when they see me approaching with an egg carton
                            *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                            Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                            Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                            Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Try Pound Cake.

                              The real pound cake recipe. I think it used lots of eggs.

                              I have a recipe somewhere in my dungeon that uses 6 eggs. I think I can still access my cookbook cabinet.... want me to look?
                              Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
                              Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
                              -Rudyard Kipling

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by JSwan View Post
                                Try Pound Cake.

                                The real pound cake recipe. I think it used lots of eggs.

                                I have a recipe somewhere in my dungeon that uses 6 eggs. I think I can still access my cookbook cabinet.... want me to look?

                                Oooh! 6 eggs???
                                I am currently looking at a Chocolate Flan Cake recipe that uses 5.

                                I have a poundcake one somewhere, but I don't think it uses that many eggs. Could be wrong...need to check...

                                Yeah - go search your dungeon if you can, pretty please?
                                *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                                Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                                Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                                Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  Well - I found two but not the one I was thinking of. I think it was some sort of frittat. I'll look some more this evening (we're renovating the kitchen and everything is piled in the living room. Oh joy)

                                  Here's one that uses 8 egg yolks

                                  Lane Cake
                                  3 round vanilla layer cakes (I make mine fresh but you can use a mix)

                                  Filling
                                  8 egg yolks
                                  1 cup sugar
                                  1/2 cup butter, room temperature
                                  1 cup raisins
                                  1 cup pecans
                                  3/4 dry white wine
                                  1 tsp vanilla

                                  Beat the yolks until well blended and add other ingredients. Mix well and place in a double boiler. Cook, stirring often, until thick. Spread the filling between the cake layers.

                                  This is traditionally served covered with a white vanilla butter icing.

                                  The next one is called Zabaglione. My mother made this for me all the time when I was a kid - yes - with the alcohol. You don't have to use Marsala - any light sweet wine will do - or omit if desired. Supposedly this is a frou frou dessert but I never knew that - it was just Zabaglione to me.

                                  4 egg yolks
                                  1/4 cup sugar
                                  1/2 cup sweet Marsala wine

                                  You don't need a copper zabaglione pan!

                                  Put the egg yolks and sugar in a double boiler. Blend until creamy, using an electric mixer. Place the lower pot, filled with water, over the heat. When it starts to boil, place the upper pot, now containing the yolks and sugar in place. Add the wine and continue beating as it cook. It will swell up and form into soft peaks. Remove from the heat and serve immediately.

                                  Now - when my mother made this for me she didn't even use a double boiler. Just just whipped it in the pan right over the burner.

                                  May have to make that tonight for a treat.......

                                  OH - I FOUND IT!!! It uses 12 eggs! Yummy!

                                  Ready?

                                  1 cup long grain rice
                                  1 cup chicken stock or broth
                                  1 cup water
                                  1 stick melted butter
                                  1 pint small-curd cottage cheese
                                  1 cup diced salami
                                  1 envelope Knorr-Swiss leek soup mix
                                  1 tsp each garlic slat, onion salt, and black pepper.
                                  12 eggs
                                  1 package (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach - thawed and WELL drained. (I squeeze out the water)
                                  2 tbps butter for greasing baking dish
                                  1/2 cup grated parmeson or romano

                                  Cook the rice in the broth and water. When cooked, place in a large bowl and add the melted butter. Mix well and add the cottage cheese, salami, soup mix, and salts and pepper. Beat 9 eggs into the mixture. Add the drained spinach and mix well.


                                  Grease an 11x16x1 inch baking dish with butter. Sprinkle half the grated cheese on the bottom. Add the rice/cheese mixture and smooth out the top. Beat the remaining 3 eggs and pour over the top of the dish. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and bake at 325 for 35 to 40 minutes. Serve hot or warm.

                                  I also have a Shepardic recipe that is similar but uses fewer eggs.

                                  Quick - copy it down before the Moderator catches me.
                                  Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
                                  Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
                                  -Rudyard Kipling

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    *Copying frantically* 12 eggs - 12 eggs?! We have 6 rocks and they are just now coming out of molting so the egg production slacked off mid November /December. I think we got them in April. They started laying in September for sure, might have been earlier. Kinda waiting for them to get started laying again.

                                    Ye Gads do they look horrid when they molt, half plucked.

                                    I want to get an incubator, they don't seem broody at all and I want some more chicks when they get back into the swing of things.
                                    Courageous Weenie Eventer Wannabe
                                    Incredible Invisible

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      Wowza!!!!

                                      OMG those sound sooooo good!

                                      I'm going to make the 12-egg rice/cheese/salami/othergoodstuff casserole for dinner and then have the 8-egg cake for dessert : 9

                                      the next sound you hear will be my arteries exploding

                                      Eek - kitchen rehab.
                                      I spent 6 weeks doing dishes in my bathtub with the fridge relocated to the dining room...
                                      Just keep telling yourself it will be worth the pain when you have a nice, new kitchen!
                                      *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                                      Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                                      Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                                      Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        I've discovered lemon chess pie, only 4-5 eggs, but delicious!

                                        eggs-quisite actually!
                                        Turn off the computer and go ride!

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X