Help Me Please

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RedHeadHenMama286, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. RedHeadHenMama286

    RedHeadHenMama286 Hatching

    Oct 24, 2007
    Hello and Good day to all I am new to the site and new to chickens We have 9 hens and do not know what kind of Breeds they are They are not laying at all and dont know if i am doing something wrong. If anyone knows a site that shows pictures so maybe I could see what breeds I have. If I am not mistaken I think they are atleast 9 months and have not layed the first egg. Help Please or am I just to anxious.[​IMG][​IMG]
  2. jenichick

    jenichick Songster

    Jun 1, 2007
    How long have you had them? What kind of coop run are they in, and do they free range? If they free range, the eggs could be well hidden, if you just got them they could be stressed.
  3. If anyone knows a site that shows pictures so maybe I could see what breeds I have.

    Is there anyway you could post some photos of them?

    There are a lot of people that could help you out on figuring out what breed you have. I am NOT one of those people [​IMG]

    Also WELCOME to BYC!!! [​IMG]
  4. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    Feathersite is loaded with pics.
    I think the link has already been posted.
    If you posts pics, some one may be to tell you.
    Even if no one recgonizes your breeds, we LOVE to look at pics!!

    Welcome to BYC!
    It is the most chicken friendly place on earth!!
  5. RedHeadHenMama286

    RedHeadHenMama286 Hatching

    Oct 24, 2007
    I have had them for about two months and they where in rabbit pens in pairs but a week or so ago we built a 10X20 coop 7 foot tall took the doors off of the pens added boxes 12 inches high by 16 inches deep. I am feeding them chicken scratch and sweet feed recommended by someone else who has laying hens. What do you feed your hens? I will try to take some pictures of them and down load there enviroment so maybe some of yall can give me pointers
    thank you so much for your replys.
  6. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I would cut back on the scratch and get a good layer pellet that you should be able to find at any farm supply/tractor supply.

    Scratch is like chicken crack - they love it but its not that nutritious...

    Good luck with the hens - if you can post pics we'd love to see them! Oh, and WELCOME!
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    You need a good laying pellet, mash or crumbles....scratch and sweet feed are not good for them...use the scratch only as a treat once in awhile or in winter throw some out at night to help keep them warm on the roost....they also may not be use to their new surroundings yet either...that can stop them from laying at all....

    And welcome to the chicken addiction...
  8. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    I agree with Tuff

  9. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    I third Tuff's response!

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