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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by only one lay, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. only one lay

    only one lay Songster

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    As a first post I want to say thanks. Got chicks as birthday gift in april and have had a blast.The answers to questions are all here for the finding.you folks do a great job of passing along info. I'll get pictures posted of the coop I put out back and the newfoundland dog friend my peeps hang out with.
    We have 6 kids (one 5yr old at home) 6 grand kids with their parents out and about.2 dogs 3 cats and 9 assorted chickens. Wife paints and plays with art and gardening while I have a wood shop.
    Enough about me.
    I have one egg a day. Its been like this since 10/12. All the chicks got here in the same week about 4/25. They are all eating well and pooping normally. Is this just me needing to be patient or?
    Also- will they drink from moving water?I have A plan to use a fish tank water pump to keep it from freezing in the coop here in the mich winter. a valve to monitor the flow control and some pvc tubing already in the shop should put it at aout 10$.
    Again Thanks for the help past present and future.
     
  2. Queen Scoot

    Queen Scoot Crochet Chieftess

    May 27, 2008
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  3. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

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    I'd say its normal for the egg laying. Sometimes they do not lay well during the shorter and colder days. Just be patient!
    Oh, and I believe they will drink from moving water, my chickens drink from water that is running down the hill when I clean out the horse trough!
     
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  4. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess 10 Years

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    [​IMG] We are glad to have you here on the forum and hope you learn lots as well as have a lot of fun!
     
  5. cluckychick

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    Glad to hear your enjoying your chickies. Chickens require 12-14 hrs of daylight for optimum production of eggs and with the shorter/colder days that will cut egg laying so patience is the answer to that question. [​IMG]

    I do believe chickens will lay from running water. My chickens love to drink from the spout when as the water is filling their water jug. It sounds like a good plan. Post pics as soon as you get your waterer set up so all can see. [​IMG]
     
  6. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    yes they will drink from running water... mine drink from the hose when I let it go in a puddle..

    and welcome... Mine were hatched May 2nd and I only have 3 laying ...
     
  7. momofdrew

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  8. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

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    You should love it here [​IMG]
     
  9. Fowl-Language

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    Can't wait to see pics of your Newfie! That's my dream dog.
     
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