Hi my name is Ashneel, Auckland, NZ

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ashneel08, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. Ashneel08

    Ashneel08 New Egg

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    I recently invested in a pair of egg-laying hens so I have developed an interest in keeping them happy and enjoying the experience of having fresh eggs. At this point in time, my pullets are around 18-20 weeks of age and haven't reached POL yet, but I believe they are due around xmas/new year. I've named my hens Nandos & Peri-Peri as they go well together and really cheeky! Anyway, I look forward in sharing my experiences with members of this site, as well as learning along the way!

    Cheers,
    Ashneel
     
  2. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined the flock. Please ask any questions you may have and we'll try to answer them. What breed of pullets did you get? Most pullets begin laying their first egg around 24 weeks of age. But some breeds will start earlier than that.
     
  3. Ashneel08

    Ashneel08 New Egg

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    I believe they are brown shavers? Here's a rough pic
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  4. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    I've heard of the name Red Shaver. Reminds me of the Golden Sexlink. I just did a quick Google look and it sounds similar to the Golden Sexlink but there could be details I'm missing. Sexlinks tend to be great egg layers.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Ashneel and a warm welcome to BYC. I am no expert but I've not come across that breed. They look a bit like a commercial breed to me. Either way I hope that you enjoy being a member of our community.

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hi Ashneel, I just welcomed you on your other thread. Hope you enjoy Backyard chickens as much as we do.
     
  7. Ashneel08

    Ashneel08 New Egg

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    Cheers for the welcoming folks. Anyway, I was wondering.. Are there any clear pointers/signs on when a hen is about to lay her first egg? Just outta curiosity
     
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  8. 7littlegirls

    7littlegirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! :frow welcome to BYC!
     
  9. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    There are a few. When the comb and wattle get bright red they are getting close to laying and sometimes pullets will squat because they want to breed and if they're laying about to lay eggs they will sometimes want to breed. Those are two signs that I've seen with my girls.
     
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  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

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