Hi. I'm new. Brand Spankin new :-).

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BarbiB, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. BarbiB

    BarbiB Hatching

    Nov 2, 2015
    I have 7 Red star hens, 7 Black Star hens and one Black Star Rooster. They are 20 weeks old. I just got my first egg yesterday.

    Any advice or ideas of what I can expect from here on out?

  2. Pyotr Koecher

    Pyotr Koecher In the Brooder

    Nov 1, 2015
    Frankfurt, Germany
    Hi BarbiB! I too am new to this site, though I have been raising chickens for about 6 years. I would say with 14 hens your chickens should start laying more and more till they hit about 8-10 eggs per day (at maximum productivity) I currently have 29 hens, and get about 22-26 a day, at roughly 5 months old.

    Hope it helps, Pyotr
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Barbi. Glad you decided to join our flock. Congratulations! It's always so egg-citing getting that first egg. :eek:) Red Star and Black Star are two of a number of labels under which some hatcheries market their Red Sex Links and Black Sex Links, both of which are laying machines, consistently churning out more than 300 large brown eggs per hen per year. I've especially been impressed with the size of the Black Sex Link (Black Star's) egg as double yolks are not uncommon, and the Black Star's persistence in laying in cold winter weather as well. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens, I see many, many more eggs in your future. I hear they make great Xmas gifts - so save the money and use it on yourself. [​IMG]just kidding.

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