Hello from Arkansas... New to BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Angelisa123, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. Angelisa123

    Angelisa123 New Egg

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    Have 13 chickens... They are about 16-18 week old Red Rhoad Islands. They were laying real good about 6 a day but now they have stopped... It has been raining a lot could this be why? What am I doing wrong? Do they need a perching log?
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think you mean roost bars - If they were laying so well before I doubt that their housing is causing them to stop now. If they are laying for the first time -it takes while to get all the kinks out of their egg machinery. All pullets of the same breed do not generally start laying at the same time.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. I agree with DD.

    All the best
    CT
     
  4. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    They should definitely have a roost by now but birds that are 16-18 weeks old are still pretty young to be laying on a regular basis. Give them some time to fully mature.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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