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Hi, here is my introduction.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by karenerwin, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. karenerwin

    karenerwin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My name is Karen. I got started with chickens when the ex-husband gave our 15 year old daughter 4 chicks for Easter. 1 sex-linked black Australorp,1 Plymouth rock,1 NHR, and 1( I forget what it is suppose to be!).
    Unfortunately, 3 of them turned out to be roosters!
    They all hatched March 25/26, 2013. We bought 4 more (2 RIR & 2 production reds) about 6 to 8 weeks later. It looks like 1 of those will be a rooster also.
    So far,no eggs! Out of the original 4, 1 rooster is mean/aggressive towards people; the New Hampshire Red is mean to the other Chickens (he is headed for the stew pot). The 3rd rooster and the black Australorp are pretty mellow. The Australorp & the aggressive rooster both like to leave the fenced yard to eat bugs near the house. All 8 birds live in a 10' x 10' chicken barn and have free run of a fenced yard that is 50' x 50'.
    We've checked the barn, the fenced yarn & the unfenced yard for eggs, but have not found any.
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    Chickens don't start laying eggs until they are 6-8 months of age. You can expect them soon if you have any pullets for sure. Your setup sounds great...
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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Karen, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined us! Hope you start getting some eggs soon! Good luck to you!
     
  5. karenerwin

    karenerwin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I hope we get some eggs soon too. We have lots of egg cartons sitting around waiting!
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome!
     
  7. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the site and good luck! Those eggs will be coming soon I promise :)
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  10. karenerwin

    karenerwin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I finally got the first egg on August 24! I've been getting one every other day.
     

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