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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jspdadx3, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. jspdadx3

    jspdadx3 New Egg

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    I recently began raising a few chickens in my backyard. I started with 12 red sex links
    And 6 Cornish rocks. I later added a mix of dominecker Rhode island reds buff orpingtons black australop and barred rocks. All are in the coop together totaling 32 birds. They are all around 5 months give or take a week or 2. Last week we got 2 eggs both were white. We separated the roosters from the hens have been feeding laying pellets and scratch. Should I start seeing regular egg production or will it be a few more weeks?
     
  2. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    HI and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    They should be laying around that age, maybe they don't know that it's time for them to lay[​IMG].
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. Expect to see egg production slowly pick up as time goes by. They'll lay when they're ready.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    All birds mature at different rates. The average age for laying is between 5 and 7 months. They should all start laying fairly soon. It takes a while for pullets to get their egg laying machines in gear and to start really producing eggs on a regular basis. The eggs will get larger as time goes on as well.

    So just give them time and hopefully soon you are filling your basket with lots of eggs!
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on TwoCrows' comments. You have a nice mixed flock. Black Australorps are my favorite standard breed; very hardy, calm and gentle, and the best layers of the standard, brown egg laying breeds. Please feel free to ask any more questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting those eggs.
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  8. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  9. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, sounds like a lovely flock you have!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    When pullets are approaching point of lay, they combs and faces will redden, they will also squat if you touch them on the back. They should lay soon after exhibiting this behavior.
     

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