Hello From Texas!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by whitneyo, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. whitneyo

    whitneyo New Egg

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    Hi from San Marcos, Texas!! Living in the sticks of the '666. I have chickens that are now several months old (8ish) but still not laying. I'm hoping any day now...
     
  2. Valk

    Valk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] What breeds do you have? This is a great place to be if you have chicken questions. I have learned so much from this website. I hope you get eggs soon!
     
  3. whitneyo

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    Hi! I have a few speckled sussex, one partridge plymouth rock, some golden campines, a top hat (rooster), two bantam cochins, and three barred plymouth rocks. Oh! And three guineas.
     
  4. Valk

    Valk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, you have quite the array of birds! The only information I have is that we just got our first egg yesterday. It was from one of our Barred Rocks. They are 22 weeks old today. They do have oyster shell to pick at and they're on layer feed. Not sure if that matters to when they lay their eggs.

    Oh, I have a friend that moved from San Marcos about a year ago. Do you know a guy named Sand?
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!!
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Those girls really should get going now and lay you a few eggs! What are you feeding them?
     
  7. hungnguyen

    hungnguyen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello neighbor. I work in San Marcos, near the Outlet. I gave a friend some Oriental chicken to breed in SM too. Maybe someday I can come over .. for lunch ... scramble eggs maybe. Welcome to the site.
     
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  8. whitneyo

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    Don't know anyone named Sand, I really actually don't know anyone here in SM.

    No, I will not invite any strange people to my home, sorry.

    I feed them some scratch occasionally plus tons of stuff that used to go into my compost (fruits and veggies). I also occasionally mix in oyster shell with the crumble that is always in the coop.

    I figured that it is still just too hot for them to start laying for their first season, though we have dropped in temp (below the habitual 100 degrees) for the last week or so.

    They might not be quite 8 months old--but they are not far from it.
     
  9. Valk

    Valk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah, just wondering if you knew him, sometimes it's a small world.

    Lol on that second line, and, good policy!
     
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  10. chickenfreak101

    chickenfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hi!
     

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