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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SCmama, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. SCmama

    SCmama In the Brooder

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    Hey everyone, I'm a newbie! We got our chickies about 6 weeks ago. We have 1 Plymouth Rock, 2 blue laced wynadottes, (4 mos old) a silkie, and one I'm not sure what it is! We just got the silkie and the other one yesterday when we traded our Americana rooster. We just found out he was a rooster, and since we're in a neighborhood, we can't have him. So we took him to the farm, and traded him for 2 hens. The lady said she's either a Rhode Island Red, or a red star. The red one, Lucy, and Silkie, Snowball, are about 7 mos old. We're excited about our little chickies, and have come to this site looking for tips and tricks so everyone's successful!

    I had a question though, since our original chickens aren't laying yet. Lucy laid an egg this morning, but she was on the roost when she did and the egg cracked open, We have 2 nesting boxes in the coop, and have put a gold ball in one, like we read about to help the hens know where to lay. Apparently that didn't help. Any suggestions on getting her to lay in the Box and not off of the roost?
     

  2. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Songster

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  3. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from North Texas [​IMG] Glad you joined us [​IMG]
     
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  5. t/m

    t/m Songster

    Hi and [​IMG] from VA I'm new to chickens but thought maybe if you don't get any answers to your question you could re-post it in the "chicken behaviors and laying" forum.... or put it in the 'search' on this site -that's been very helpful to me.
     
  6. ChickensXOXO

    ChickensXOXO Songster

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  7. leghorn_lover

    leghorn_lover In the Brooder

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  8. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Songster

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    [​IMG] Hi [​IMG] --- I would probably pick her up and put her in the nesting box,from time to time thru out the day,for the next couple of days or so.... to show her and remind her where the ball is and where you would like to pick up the eggs.... everything is so new to her she probably needs to calm down a little IMHO .... hope it helps
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. pdbantam

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