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post #11 of 15
Hello!

Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. Beautiful rooster! love.gif
Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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post #12 of 15
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Thank for the welcome. I am new to chickens but am learning fast this site helps a lot. I do have a question. I was wondering when I could expect my BLRW and my speckled sussex hens to start laying they are all twenty weeks old and was wondering should I start watching for eggs from them like I've been told to do with the Australorp hen I have?


Edited by lolli1103 - 2/16/16 at 3:52pm
post #13 of 15
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Hi I was wondering if anyone could give me some advise? I have nine hens that are very close to laying I think. Today I noticed for the first time that our rooster is mounting our girls or at least trying. one of them stood for his antics the other one won't tolerate him. I was told not to open the hen boxes until after I find our first egg but after today with our Henry doing his deed or atlas trying I wonder if I should just go ahead an open up the boxes and start putting some fake egg in the boxes? thanks

post #14 of 15

I had mine open with fake eggs in anticipation of eggs months early!..

 

How old are they what breed?  With spring coming and longer days they should start soon. If they are 20-25 weeks.

Composting is good for the environment..
Composting Geese is better for the environment
Composting ducks is best for the environment.
Start your composted Duck pile today,
if you do not have your duck
Borrow a neighbors duck to compost own...
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Composting is good for the environment..
Composting Geese is better for the environment
Composting ducks is best for the environment.
Start your composted Duck pile today,
if you do not have your duck
Borrow a neighbors duck to compost own...
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post #15 of 15
Thread Starter 


Hi thanks for that help. they are a mix of breeds. I have one each easter egger astraulorp and BLRW along with two Light-brown leghorns, two speckled sussex's and two Blue Andalusians. They are all 21 weeks old and I have not opened the boxes up yet. I was waiting until they laid an egg a of yet no eggs but from what I'm hearing everyone say I guess I need to get them opened up right away,.


Edited by lolli1103 - 2/22/16 at 6:37pm
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