I finally got my first eggs today! Two of them and they were in the nest box. My girls were born Dec 1 and I was beginning to think they were never going to lay. Decided they weren't getting enough light and turned my winter light back on. Yay!
I have 30 born 3/20. My white leghorns are laying - and one of my golden comets - but the other 20 - NADA.... At least I'm getting a few eggs. Best of luck to you. Hard to wait.. Sounds like they are close if they are squatting.
My girls were born 3/20 - and I got my first egg yesterday. From a white leghorn. My EE's that were born the same time are not happening yet - but I seem to remember they took a while longer than all my other's before.
I have 19 hens that are about 16 months old. In a separate pen I have 31 "hens" I ordered this year that are currently 16 months old.. Turns out two are roos. Currently all are getting along well - course neither roos are crowing or active yet. But I anticipate I will need to move one in...
We used tobacco bed rails. They come to a point at the top like a roof. Covered them with a tarp and the rain and snow drip off. Have 4 on a 10 x 10 dog kennel. Our fertilizer plant sells them. DH just drilled through the ends and attached to top of kennel.
OK - well that's what I thought as soon as I saw him tonight. At least I only have one and live on a farm with no restrictions. Hopefully he won't be aggressive and it won't be a problem. I do love to hear a rooster crow. Haven't heard a peep out of him so far. Guess that's how I missed...
When mine started sneezing and didn't quit - I dosed them with Tylan - solved the problem. Chickens don't get colds... but they do get lots of respiratory infections - some which get very bad and can kill your whole flock.