Back in the country :) added 7 new ladies to our flock

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Shan30, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Shan30

    Shan30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone!

    So my husband and I finally purchased our dream house in April with five acres in Nanaimo, Bc (Vancouver Island). Our first step to getting back to country life was to purchase 23 hybrid laying hens :) most are about 18 months and 5 are about 1 year old.

    A few weeks ago a small farm nearby was wanting someone to take their 7 remaining girls as their dog had killed the rest of the flock. So we are now up to thirty.

    The breeds and ages of the new ladies are unknow but our best guess 2 older rhode island x, 3 6 month (ish) rhode Island x, 1 that could be a copper maran (black with a copper neck) and one that looks like a barred rock.

    Everyone have been in the same run for about a week now and have worked out their differences. The strange thing is tht before we added these guys we were getting 12-15 eggs a day and are now getting about 10.

    Wondering if they just need to settle down before they will pick back up or if there is another issue. I'm really hoping that we didn't just acquire 7 little egg eaters as I have seen the barred rock looking one go after an egg and she seems to spend an awful lot of time looking inthe nest boxes.

    Any wisdom or ideas would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you
     
  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California! Wow 30 chickens! I have 15 but 3 are cockerels and have to be rehomed soon. I would try posting in the Egglaying section of the forum for best results. Good luck!
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Disruptions such as new chickens in the pecking order can decrease egg production. A lot of birds are starting molt this time of year as well.
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Shan30, and [​IMG]! Great to have you as part of our ever growing chicken loving flock! Best of luck to you!!
     
  6. Shan30

    Shan30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! Love this site and super happy to have finally joined :)
     
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. :thumbsup
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. KYTinpusher

    KYTinpusher Master Enabler

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    Welcome from Kentucky! [​IMG] What 1muttsfan said!
     
  10. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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