tiny529

Songster
9 Years
Mar 28, 2011
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Hi! I live in the Philadelphia area. Since my pullets are 10 weeks old now (I got my girls late in June) and I do not plan on doing supplemental lighting, when should I expect my first egg? I didn't figure I'd get one until the spring, but someone told me that I could get eggs around Halloween. Is that's based on supplemental lighting? Should I still put a nest box in my coop, just in case someone decides to lay an errant egg? I've got a Buff Orpington, a Speckled Sussex, a Dominique, and 2 Easter Egger's. Thanks!
 

tiny529

Songster
9 Years
Mar 28, 2011
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156
Really? Awesome! They told me at Tractor Supply not to expect any until spring. Woohoo!
 

clucksbc

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 9, 2011
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hello ...I am no expert...however..think that you should get a nesting box sooner rather that later..so they get used to it in there suroundings..reducing any degree of shock near egg laying...
 

tiny529

Songster
9 Years
Mar 28, 2011
258
12
156
I bet the Buff Orpington is your favorite...✿◠‿◠

~Kelly~

Actually, I like my Dominique and my Sussex better. My Buff Orpington is fairly skittish. My Dom is my velcro chicken. She follows me everywhere and jumps on my shoulder at every possible opportunity. My Sussex reminds me of a Basset Hound... Her face is always to the ground and she fails to notice anything else going on around her. The other 4 will be clustered really far from her and when she finally notices, she'll fly over to them with a startled pre-pubescent peep/squawk (a pauwk?) She's easy to pick up, probably because she doesn't even realize that anyone is there. My one EE is pretty friendly, though she was much more cuddly when she was still a peep. She's growing an awesome beard looking thing though and has turned out really pretty. My other EE is super skittish. She and my BO spend all of their time together and they both jump and run when I get close enough to pick either of them up. Kind of disappointing, really. I was expecting my BO to be my favorite and she really doesn't want anything to do with me unless I'm handing her food.
 

Keltara

Songster
8 Years
Apr 14, 2011
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Small Town U.S.A., Michigan
My Coop
Quote:Actually, I like my Dominique and my Sussex better. My Buff Orpington is fairly skittish. My Dom is my velcro chicken. She follows me everywhere and jumps on my shoulder at every possible opportunity. My Sussex reminds me of a Basset Hound... Her face is always to the ground and she fails to notice anything else going on around her. The other 4 will be clustered really far from her and when she finally notices, she'll fly over to them with a startled pre-pubescent peep/squawk (a pauwk?) She's easy to pick up, probably because she doesn't even realize that anyone is there. My one EE is pretty friendly, though she was much more cuddly when she was still a peep. She's growing an awesome beard looking thing though and has turned out really pretty. My other EE is super skittish. She and my BO spend all of their time together and they both jump and run when I get close enough to pick either of them up. Kind of disappointing, really. I was expecting my BO to be my favorite and she really doesn't want anything to do with me unless I'm handing her food.


Keep giving her the treats. The way to a chickens heart is through their stomach. I bet in time she'll come around. All I have are BO's and I can't imagine any other breed in our coop. Ours are incredibly friendly and, funny, and social and sweet. Come see my girls on my new blog. I think you'll enjoy it. My Country Chronicles Blog

~Kelly~
 

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