Hi from New Member in WI

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JenWen, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. JenWen

    JenWen New Egg

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    I am a new proud chicken owner, having just started this year with 13 birds here in West Centeral Wisconsin. I have a mixed breed flock with one Roo for sure and my two silkies I am pretty sure are roos as well, but as my main guy is dominant, it is hard to tell. Most of the flock hatched early May and I am STILL waiting for my first egg! Now that the days are already getting shorter way up here, I am afraid I might have to wait for steady laying until spring. Any experience for this newbie? Thanks!
     
  2. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Bet you get some eggs soon. By mid Oct. or first of Nov.
     
  3. iLikeMineFried

    iLikeMineFried Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome! I am from Wisconsin too and also new to chickens. People here are kind and very helpful, so don't hesitate to ask for help if you need it.
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, JenWen, and :welcome. Great to have you aboard. Yes, you will be eating fresh eggs in October! And as brand new layers you'll likely get the occasional egg in the winter. Some folks add artificial light to their coop so laying continues (hens need about 14 hrs. light per day to lay regularly). Also, if you'd like to chat with locals you can find the WI thread in this link https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you
    Best wishes and keep warm this winter! :)
     
  5. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens [​IMG]
     
  7. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    I'd definitely expect eggs before spring. You should start getting them in October or November at the latest.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there and welcome to Backyard chickens!! My chickens hatched out in March and I started getting eggs in August, and if they stop during the winter because the daylight hours decrease, you can set up a light in the coop at night so they get their 12 hours of light, even is some is artificial. Good luck and have fun! Also, if you are interested in figuring out the gender of your birds, post them in this page:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this
     

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