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I still don't know what I'm doing.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Nell the novice, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. Nell the novice

    Nell the novice New Egg

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    Changed feed to one with more protein,, giving real scratch instead of left over cow grains, and fresh greens, still no eggs but girls are putting on weight and the Cookoo Maran looks more henlike every day. All of them are developing combs and several Rhodies are also get red faced and looking more like hens. I figure they are probably 21 to 24 weeks now. Sure would like some eggs. Any more suggestions?

    Just got my first egg....not sure who laid it. I've three Rhodies looking pretty hen like and the cookoo Maran the biggest and most mature looking, squatting a lot too and will now let me pet her. But the egg was a light brown, not the deep brown I expected from Lucy. Guess I'll just wait and see what more I get.
     
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If they're just now getting large, plump red combs, then eggs are a few weeks away.
     
  3. MandalaMaMa

    MandalaMaMa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are not alone. My pullets are slow in developing too. They are they same age as yours. Some are just starting to get their comb. Still have a ways to go. I too am excited for that first egg! I am a newbie at this whole chicken thing.
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Ha! 21-24 weeks, and you're already sweating the eggs. I've waited 8, 10, 11 MONTHS for eggs from my Silkies :barnie
    They'll only lay when they're ready, which probably wont be too much longer by the sounds of it. Good luck :)
     
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