Hello from Petaluma

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by starfish1968, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. starfish1968

    starfish1968 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a new BYC member, and have been keeping chickens for about six months. I'm interested in hearing from fellow members in Sonoma County, and I also have a question. My pullets are now of laying age, but are not yet laying, which I have heard is due to the decreased hours of sunlight in the winter. Does anyone know when they might begin, i.e., how many daylight hours are required? Nice to meet you, and thanks much!
     
  2. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    [​IMG] from Long Island!
     
  3. Luckytaz

    Luckytaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome, from Minnesota.
     
  4. starfish1968

    starfish1968 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, Luckytaz and stoopid!
     
  5. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Twentynine Palms in the California high desert! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]


    A general rule of thumb is 14 hours of light for optimal egg production. Check out Frequently asked questions section! Lots of great info there for new chicken owners!!

    Welcome and keep asking questions!!
     
  6. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And stop by the "Where am I?, Where are you!" section. There are several California groups!!
     
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  8. chicken tows

    chicken tows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Starfish, welcome, a Santa Rosa neighbor here.
    You may want to check out the local group. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chickenchatcoop . There are 500ish chicken enthusiasts that are mainly from Sonoma County. Both sights are a wealth of information.
    Carolyn

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  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. starfish1968

    starfish1968 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, All. Glad to meet you, chicken tows! I will check out the forum you mentioned. [​IMG]
     

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