hens malting

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by johnirwin, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. johnirwin

    johnirwin New Egg

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    hi i recently got 4 hens and a rooster RIR i have them about 2 weeks they are about 6 months old and have finished malting,i am feeding them layer pellets and a treat of meal worms in the afternoon,they have a quarter acre to free range and a coop at night but still have layed no eggs,how long after malting before they start to lay ? I'm from Ireland,thanks in advance[​IMG]
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Nice to see a member from Ireland! I've just moved to your beautiful country this week [​IMG] And I've seen exactly 2 chickens so far! Where are they all? LOL

    Are you sure your chickens are 6 months old and just finished molting? They are way young to be molting... They should be laying about now if they are 6 months old, but make sure they get minimum 14 hours of good light every day.
     
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    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Great advice given. Congrats on your chickens and good luck :thumbsup
     
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    [​IMG]to the flock, from NC
     
  6. johnirwin

    johnirwin New Egg

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    thank you ,at what age do hens malt at?
     
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    Greetings from Kansas, johnirwin, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community!!
     
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