First time raising chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jkm51416, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. jkm51416

    jkm51416 Just Hatched

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    We bought 6 chicks in March approximately 3 days old but don't know for sure. 2 buff orphingtons,2 isa browns, 1 Slw and a speckled Sussex. The first one to lay eggs was one of the browns and has produced an egg a day for the past 2 weeks. Just wondering if the others will follow her lead or just do it in their own time?
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us. And Congrats on already getting some eggs.

    I only have experience with the BO's and they are somewhat late bloomers - be patient and all will be giving you some eggs soon.
     
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  3. jkm51416

    jkm51416 Just Hatched

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    Thank you [​IMG]
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sounds like that one hen was precocious. A lot breeds take months more to get started. Welcome to BYC
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Different breeds and hens lay at different ages and the average of 20-25 weeks is just that, average. Congrats on the eggs you got so far and hoping the other ladies will start paying the rent soon!
     
  7. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and [​IMG] Thanks for joining us!
     

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