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Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Backwoods Chickens, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. Backwoods Chickens

    Backwoods Chickens New Egg

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    I am looking for some hatcheries around Athens Georgia can anyone help me out Im trying to get started with chickens I have two hens but they wont lay eggs they are red shouldered Yokohamas do they lay eggs ?????
     
  2. EastTexasChick

    EastTexasChick Out Of The Brooder

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    I did a quick search and found one in Douglasville Ga (I live in TX so dont know how close that is to you) Its called www.littlegemhatchery.com . I order mine from ideal because they are only a few hours from me and I figure the little fuzz butts have a better chance being shipped... you can also check out your local Tractor Supply Co. they usually have chick days in the middle of feb here (figure you being in the south they may have it the same time of yr as us), I got road island reds there for the eggs, and ordered the rest from ideal.. hope this helps.. Also hens usually dont start to lay eggs til about 18 weeks or so, you can get them some layena chicken food that helps them lay more.. and with this time of year they lay less because of the days being shorter (I keep a light on mine all night long (also to keep them warm) and mine are still laying really good...
     
  3. Backwoods Chickens

    Backwoods Chickens New Egg

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    They are about a yearold and I feed them laying mash but they still wont lay
     
  4. ARose4Heaven

    ARose4Heaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All healthy hens lay eggs. Some not as often as others, some not as young. I have never heard of your breed, but then I am not exactly an expert either. Perhaps yours is a breed that takes longer to mature. Most likely, they will start laying for you when the weather gets warm and the days longer. Try a little cheyenne pepper sprinkled on the feed. They say that really gets the laying started.
     
  5. EastTexasChick

    EastTexasChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok I did a quick search on the breed you have and found that they are very poor layers (my silkies are the same way) you can check the Hendersons chicken breed chart and that can tell you what chickens lay good along with other info on the breed http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html Hope this helps alittle.
     

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