Hello from Ohio!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SunnyC, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. SunnyC

    SunnyC New Egg

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    Hi! We are new to raising chickens. This was our first week with 10 sweet girls - 1 black sex-link, 1 Ameracauna, 2 Golden Comets, 2 white Leghorns, 2 brown Leghorns, and 2 white Rocks. So far, eggs have been sporadic. I'm hoping that it picks up soon! According to the guy we bought them from, they are 5-6 month pullets. Fingers crossed for more eggs soon!
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!
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  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, SunnyC, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! I wouldn't count on your girls picking up the egg production any time soon. As the hours of daylight decrease, so does the laying...hens need about 14 hours of daylight for a regular laying cycle. Less than that and it will be sporadic as you mentioned. Some add artificial light to the coop to make up for the short days...others believe this is nature's way of giving the hens a break. I wish you luck with your girls!
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  8. HennyPenny5

    HennyPenny5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! I too am new to BYC, I am looking forward to sharing chicken stories and resources with everyone in the community. So glad to see other new faces here too, looks like it's gonna be a GREAT place to be! [​IMG]
     
  9. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hi and :welcome

    Sometimes hens will take a week or two to settle in to new homes before they start laying regularly. And the fact that it's winter is probably playing a part too. Good luck, I hope you start seeing more eggs soon!

    Enjoy the site. :D
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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