Brand New chicken mommy!!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mandymade, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. Mandymade

    Mandymade New Egg

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    I am thrilled to find this site because I am very new to this! We got 5 hens and a rooster for our backyard. We live in a neighborhood in the middle of a pretty large city. They lived in my room for 4 weeks and we pot them out in their new home last week which had been a little challenging.
     
  2. Jeremy Wingate

    Jeremy Wingate Australorp-Fiend

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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  4. jlmissouri

    jlmissouri Out Of The Brooder

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    Once you have your own eggs there is no turning back, pretty soon you won't be able to eat commercial eggs. Good luck with your new chickens
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    What breeds do you have?. Were you having difficulties because of weather extremes or ????
     
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  6. nj2wv

    nj2wv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :frow welcome to BYC !!
     
  7. Mandymade

    Mandymade New Egg

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    I am so sorry that I wasn't able to read the replies to my posts because I wasn't aware of how all of this works, I'm only just now reading these messages from 6/15. All my 6 hens are finally laying, 5 of them laid at 20 weeks BUT the last one started laying this week. They were all born on same day and all started laying within 3 days of each other except 1 hen. Her name is Chicka! We waited thru 7 months and 8 months and then 9 and then all of a sudden she squatted for me!!!! I was in shock and her comb and wattles started growing and getting red and all of a sudden, today we finally had 6 eggs in one day so we know that finally all 6 are laying. Its so sweet and beautiful. We loved her before but now she's super specia. We have no idea why she didn't lay until she was 10 months old. Any explanations??????
     
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  8. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to our community - great to have you onboard. Re: late layers - some are just like that - them's chickens for ya!

    All the best
    CT
     
  9. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    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 join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. I'm a bit late, but better than never. :lol:
     
  10. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Congrats on getting the last girl's egg! [​IMG]
     

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