Hi new here

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sammy, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. sammy

    sammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi i am new here but have wanted chickens since i was a kid (and that was a long time ago haha)

    anyway i finally got 2 this weekend-starting out small

    we got 2 RIR hens this past saturday
    we debated on whether to get the younger ones and wait for them to lay but decided on the ones that are supposed to lay now
    i asked if they were young and the people said yes
    (i know duh but this place supposedly gets new chicks each spring)

    anyway they havent laid and egg yet-just a whole lotta poop, they finally got a little active today and i am hoping for an egg soon

    they seem young-they pretty much look exactly like this
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    hope they lay eggs soon if not i have 2 new pets which is fine (they were confined in a big coop with a ton of chickens and no run or yard-they are also debeaked, i wouldnt have the heart to return them if they dont lay)

    anyway hi-i am thrilled with my chickens no matter if they give me eggs or not

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    sammy
     
  2. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

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    Welcome Sammy!!! Give them time to adjust and I'm sure they'll start laying for you in a few weeks. They'll show you how happy they are to have a great home!!
     
  3. RooManRed

    RooManRed Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Rose's Human Hen

    Rose's Human Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. 2manyhats

    2manyhats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome!!! This place is so much fun. [​IMG]
     
  6. ButtonQuailBoy

    ButtonQuailBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yer chck'n's a beaut'e By The Way [​IMG]:welcome:welcome:welcome:welcome:welcome:welcome:welcome:welcome:welcome:welcome:welcome:welcome
     
  7. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations on your new chickens & [​IMG]

    Most hens start to lay around 5 months old (more or less?) Maybe they are still too young yet possilbly? [​IMG]
     
  8. Sunny Chook Farm

    Sunny Chook Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. masschix

    masschix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! I agree, they may still be too young to lay. Give it some time....they will and you won't be disappointed. [​IMG]
     
  10. sammy

    sammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what a great welcome! [​IMG]

    btw that picture isnt of one of my chickens it is from a website but mine are almost identical

    and thanks all this seems like a nice place

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