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1 month in more questions than answers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Straubby, May 12, 2010.

  1. Straubby

    Straubby In the Brooder

    May 12, 2010
    new hampshire,ohio
    first i've had 5 1-2 year old leghorn hens 1 week 5 days no eggs.normal?i bought 3 other hens last saturday and have been getting 2 eggs a day since first day.

    second how do i keep adult hens from chasing young pullets from their food?

    third i have 6 chicks almost fully feathered about 6 weeks old how long before i add them to my coop?
    i should say i just got a large rooster saturday also and i had to give away my young cockerel within hours because the roo beat him up so bad.
  2. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Songster

    May 3, 2007
    North Central MS
    You'd think you should be getting eggs from the hens. Maybe they're old enough they stopped laying?

    Doubt you'll stop the hens from running off the little ones, the little ones should sneak some food when the big ones aren't looking, you can also toss some scratch grains or food on the ground for everyone to pick at.

    Sounds like your adult hens are mean, might have trouble integrating 6 weeks olds, can you set up a brooder in the pen, so the hens can see the chicks but not get to 'em for a few weeks?
  3. Straubby

    Straubby In the Brooder

    May 12, 2010
    new hampshire,ohio
    dont know about the age i just trusted the guy but he did throw in a young cockerel for free at the last minute,maybe he felt guilty lol.hens arent really too bad i'm just trying to still give the younger ones the chick feed and the hens come in and take it sometimes. i do heave a way to separate if thats what i need to do maybe then i can feed the older chicks with my youngsters.

    ty this was my first post i appreciate it

    i got a little carried away kind of fast chicken raising is awesome i started with the 6 chicks but now have them plus 2-2 week old silkies,5 leghorn hens, 3 hens i dont know the breed,5 young pullets, and the big roo
  4. Welcome Straubby...
    You aren't alone, I figured I'd have three hens, you know, for eggs.
    I have 27 today, and a hen on 16 eggs. One thing just leads to another.

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