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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by haventaclue, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. haventaclue

    haventaclue Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi my name is Audrey and I'm living in Ireland.
    We got our first 3 hens from a friend breeder who were already laying to get us started.
    He then gave us another 3 girls about 14-16 weeks old. They're coming up around 20-22 weeks now and no sign of any eggs yet.
    One of the older girls managed to escape and was taken by a fox so we were down to 5. One older girls is going through a hard moult so not laying and our other girl is brooding!!!!
    So we picked up from a friend looking to rehome 3 new hens, one is laying one is 16 weeks old and one 3 wk old silkie.
    Now I'm sure one is a roo, which is fine by us but were not sure. If I tried to post a pic could someone be able to tell????
    Thanks a million
     
  2. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! If you post a picture of your chicken, I'm sure someone could help. Chickens start to lay around 22-26 weeks of age, some take longer, and some less, it depends on the breed.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Post a picture and someone will provide an answer. Sometimes it's even a correct answer. [​IMG]
     
  4. haventaclue

    haventaclue Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't seem to get the pic uploaded from my phone but will try from the laptop later.
    Thank you so much for the welcome and your time for replying [​IMG]
     
  5. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hello and welcome Audrey.
     
  6. haventaclue

    haventaclue Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks ak baha [​IMG]
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings, Audrey, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined us!!
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    My Coop
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]If you are referring to the silkie, they are very hard to sex before 4-5 mos. old. You may like to post on the Silky thread - just put that in the search box.
     

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