Hello from Delaware.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LadyofBlade42, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. LadyofBlade42

    LadyofBlade42 Out Of The Brooder

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    My name is Tanya. My 12 year old son has gotten into having chickens. However, I am so confused. We purchased 2 Long Island Red Roosters and 8 hens back in the summer and we still have NOT gotten any eggs. My son is so disappointed. We are feeding them laying mesh and they have a nesting box however they are not laying. What are we doing wrong? I am so excited to see his face when he gets his first egg...!! Can anyone help us please.?? Thank You for your time.
     
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright Tanya, [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]
     
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  3. LadyofBlade42

    LadyofBlade42 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank You for the Warm Welcome. Glad to be here. [​IMG]
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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  5. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hi and :welcome

    It may be because it's winter - the shorter days tend to put them off laying, and it's natural. Some people give their chickens some extra light in the coop (14 hours a day, I think I've heard) but it's up to you. Maybe when you got them in summer, they weren't quite ready to lay yet, and as they matured the days started shortening and put the laying on hold.

    If they're healthy otherwise, running around and eating, I wouldn't say you have anything to worry about :)

    Hopefully you'll get some eggs in spring!

    Enjoy the site :D
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X3 there are a lot of reasons they may not be laying yet, time of year/day light hours is a common one. How old are the chickens? Are you sure you have eight hens and two roosters?
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - day length is increasing, and soon your hens will start laying. You're doing nothing wrong.
     
  8. LadyofBlade42

    LadyofBlade42 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the advice will check it out..!! BYC is the BEST..!!!!
     
  9. chickwhispers

    chickwhispers A French Hen

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    I'm sure you'll have eggs soon! Good luck!
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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