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Hello from new BYC and chicken owner from virginia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Heranney76, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. Heranney76

    Heranney76 In the Brooder

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    hello from a beginner chicken owner. i purchased 8 "12month" old partridge plymouth rocks. 7 hens and a roo. they are in a raised coop 4x8x4 2ft off the ground. 8x12 enclosed run with 3-14x14x14 laying boxes. well on the 2hr car ride home had a hen lay two or two lay one dont know exactly which one lol. well sunday they laid 3 eggs for the day and today only laid 1 egg. hmm dont know why or what happened the lady i bought them from said she got about 6 eggs a day everyday of the week but they only lay 5 days a week (different off days i assume) anyhow sorry for the long post. hello all fellow BYC members[​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Welcome to BYC. Chickens hate change. When moved to a new home a few eggs will be laid the first couple of days - those that were already 'in process' in the oviduct. Then the hens will take a break which may be days, weeks or in rare occasions even months. Your hens will lay again. Just be patient.
     
  3. Heranney76

    Heranney76 In the Brooder

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    thanks for the helpful information. i assumed it was because of this. 1 they were free range now confined 2 totally new home 3 2hr car ride home. is there anything i can do to help them get used to here? i know partridge rocks are known for laying year round and for being broody and not aggressive all three traits i like. also they are dual purpose which i liked.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member 9 Years

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

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    Welcome to the flock, hope you enjoy Backyard chickens as much as we do.
     
  7. Heranney76

    Heranney76 In the Brooder

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    so far has been GREAT lots of useful information and helpful tips and advice
     
  8. 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.

    Cute flock!

    We are here to help in any way we can.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    You have a lovely flock! Good luck with them.
     
  10. N F C

    N F C coffee up kids! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC! Nice to have you join us.
     

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