egg layers

  1. C

    Chickens stopped laying

    I have 4 red sex links about a year old. I was getting 4 eggs a day until November when they started molting. They didn’t start up again and I figured it was because of the cold New England winter. They still haven’t started laying again! I’ve checked for mites, illnesses, and anything else i...
  2. C

    Broody Chickens! - What’s your ‘go-to’ breed/ crossbreed?!

    Hi everyone! What’s your ‘go-to’ chicken when you want a broody hen in your flock? Yes incubators are great but mama hen is my preference when I have a choice!! I know silkies are renowned broodies but I’m just wondering what your favourite breeds or particular cross breeds are to use as...
  3. P

    Silkies and friends?

    Hey all! I'm new to the chicken world, but absolutely fell in love with silkies, primarily for their friendliness. I was reading up on silkies though and read that they could be bullied by more extroverted chicken breeds. My question is what other breeds of chickens fit in well with silkies? I'd...
  4. Barredrocker99

    Yet another question!

    Might be a silly question, but here goes!! I have some Easter eggers(I believe they’re EEs at least.. I’ve been linked sources, and tried everything but I really can’t tell for sure.. they definitely seem like EEs though), and was wondering if this was a normal colored egg or if she might be an...
  5. Maddog_photog

    Waddles’ first egg

    Waddles laid her first egg today! She laid ontop of her night waterer, of all places..! It’s surprisingly small, I felt so surprised to see it that tiny after hearing everyone rant and rave about duck eggs being notably larger than chicken eggs, this one is noticeably smaller. Is this normal...
  6. humblehillsfarm

    How many chickens do you have?

    I am not referring to chickens exclusively intended for meat, as they are usually only around short term. We are measuring out space and comparing coop designs to build a new coop. My pre-fab coop was for up to 20 chickens but I have larger breeds so 17 has pushed the limits, and I still want...
  7. baileeb

    looking for 6 week old pullets

    hello! Looking to purchase 6 week old pullets from a trustworthy place. My current flock has more roosters than expected, and we first purchased them for eggs!! I am located in Long Island New York. If you have any suggestions on where to purchase please let me know! Or if anyone is looking to...
  8. ChocolateWingTheRooster

    Found 73 eggs!!

    I am kinda still in shock... Probably will just give them to the cats and chickens, as both really like eggs... But here’s the thing I was wondering about... how long have my chickens been laying here!? Only three chickens were involved in this!
  9. connieconnie

    Your opinion Best Backyard chicken breeds? free range, friendly, docile, good egg layers and color

    Hi, I'm new to raising chickens, and I've just recently hatched some barred plymouth rocks! :jumpy However I want to have a few different breeds to have egg color variety (Cream, blue, brown, green etc.). They'll be living in my back yard, free ranging and would ideally like them to be super...
  10. S

    WANTED Egg laying hens Southeast Ohio

    Looking for 3 or 4 egg laying hens in Southeast Ohio. Possibly would take younger hens that haven't started laying eggs yet. Message me or post to the thread! Thanks!
  11. T

    What Supplemental Grains Should I Feed My Pastured Chickens?

    I keep hearing about chicken owners, especially farmers who sell eggs bragging that their fully pastured chickens don't eat commercial feed but rather a specific blend of grains, sort of like custom scratch grains. The problem is that every time I try to find books about how to formulate chicken...
  12. ChickChic00

    Meat Breed/Dual Purpose

    I am thinking about ording some chicks to raise and breed for meat. The breeds I have in mind are Black Australorp, Buff Orpington, Barred Rock, and Delaware. I would like to just cull some of the roos for meat and have any females I hatch as egg layers. I have a rir rooster that I want to breed...
  13. BuffBrahmaDramaMomma


    This is Red my precious princess ‍♀️ know what breed she is She has green legs and lays white eggs Very sweet follows me everywhere purrrs like okurrrrrr lol
  14. V

    Chicken Calamity

    I’m so lost with what to feed my girl’s. I have 7 RIR and 8 Barr Rocks. Both Groups are almost 5 months old. Currently I have them on grow/finisher food. In the last week, eggs have appeared. Maybe 1 a day. Some have very soft shells. Here’s my question, I purchased Purina Layer food. Do I wait...
  15. NSKDodge

    New member, new flock! New Gold Brahma roo?

    Hello everyone! Over the years I have found Backyard Chickens to be an extremely helpful recourse and am happy to be joining the community! My name is Nina and I've been around chickens my whole life. Growing up we had a whole barn for them and a fenced field for them to roam. Later on my...
  16. S

    Help choosing Breeds

    Hello, I am new to raising chickens and am really only in the research and planning phase. I would like to find a few breeds that are excellent egg layers but that are really good as pets as well (very friendly and don’t mind being handled). I would really appreciate any input you can give...
  17. Cristalzita

    Backyard chicken owner

    I have a 5 chicken flock. One Buff Orpington, Austalorp, Barred Rock, Red Star, and Easter Egger. Names Buffy, Scarlet, Dak, Crispy, and Cheeks respectively. For me, my 5 chickens are my pets and egg layers for my family. I built their coop with my father with an attached run and all but they...
  18. C

    My science fair project (please do quiz)

    Hi, I am a seventh grade student. I am doing a science project to figure out what type of chicken is the best if I want lots of eggs and a friendly pet. Please click on the link and fill out the google forms. Thank You. (If the link doesn't work, copy and paste it onto the search bar.)...
  19. NubbyRyuu

    Why Did My Friend Die?

    Hello everyone, NubbyRyuu here! My neighbor, who I've become friends with, has a bunch of chickens, all used for egg laying. I've befriended a few over time, including one I've named my account after, Nubby. She was a very sweet chicken who my neighbor took in from another person. Because...
  20. chickmamat

    Laying only yolks with a “tail”?

    My pullets are 6-7months old. I’m not sure who laid these, but there were two right next to each other this am. Looks like just yolks (milky though), in a thick membrane and both have an extension, tube or tail coming off. Anyone ever seen this? And is it concerning? All chickens appear to be...
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