I'm Hooked!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by misticroy, May 12, 2009.

  1. misticroy

    misticroy Hatching

    May 12, 2009
    I was JUST driving by and there was a sign for "hen's 1 yr. 4$".
    Well, I bought all 7, thinking I would have my money back in eggs in no time. They were sooo sweet, and personalized, and I set them up and got 4 eggs the next day! and 5 eggs the next! I had a problem though, 2 of the hens didn't want me to take the eggs. So I ran an add, wanting a male and got one today. What I was wanting to know is when I should stop taking the eggs, (I don't want them to be setting on nothing, but I also don't want to take away fertile ones), and also what will the babies look like? The rooster is a rhode island red, I also have 4 females like him and 2 that he said were that but they are very light, and a black and white speckled female. Thanx for your input
  2. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    Near San Fran Ca
    Let me be the first to welcome you. [​IMG]
    I think your questions might be better answered on the "Managing your Flock " thread. You might try that place for fast response.

    From California
  3. froggie71

    froggie71 Songster

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from NJ
    Most everyone here has been very helpful and have great suggestions and ideas. We are pretty new to chickens ourselves (ours are 3 and 4 weeks old). Good luck with your new girls. [​IMG]
  4. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

    Nov 2, 2008

    YOu certainly jumped in at the deep end.

    Good luck to you, sorry I can not answer your question I do not have a Roo, only 4 girls. But good luck with them.
  5. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    Howdy from Georgia!!![​IMG] Warning: you will be addictied to this site, so get ready [​IMG]
  6. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
  7. CountryPantry

    CountryPantry Fat Matt's Poultry Farm

    Feb 23, 2009
    Hayesville, NC
    Fertile eggs usually show up after 7 days. I usually don't try to incubate anything until after 14 days with the rooster. This is just my way and what my grandfather told me long long ago.

  8. jhart101

    jhart101 Songster

    Apr 15, 2009
    Clayton, NC
    [​IMG] from NC!
  9. Buckhorn Farm

    Buckhorn Farm OLD Country Girl

    Mar 30, 2009
    North Florida
    [​IMG] from FL
  10. Mama&thePeeps

    Mama&thePeeps Songster

    Apr 18, 2009
    Sounds like you're off to a running start. Welcome from TN.

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