Jerry the farmer

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jerry the farmer, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. Jerry the farmer

    Jerry the farmer In the Brooder

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    Hello I am new to BYC but I am not new to Chickens as a kid on the farm we had chickens but now I live in town and retired I missed not being around chickens and rabbits so in am doing the back yard chickens I enjoy watching them and being around them and like the egg's when I get them. they are not laying eggs yet. I would like to know how old is a hen before she lays eggs ?
     
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  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here. A rule of thumb of 6 months old is about right for a pullet to begin laying.

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    Best wishes

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  3. slordaz

    slordaz hatchaholic

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    Hello Jerry and Welcome to BYC.

    Depending on the breed and how old they are and season can all affect laying time. normally 4-6 months, but some breeds like the Ameracauna(SP) don't lay until 8-9 months. My hens tend to lay pretty good in the winter time without added light or heat in cold Idaho winters, they get straw and seem to want more meal worms.
     
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  4. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, ad welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with your flock!
     
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  5. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Welcome :welcome Nice to have you here!
     
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  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC. As has been mentioned onset of egg laying varies from breed to breed and also from individual to individual within a breed. 6 months is a general sort of 'start date'.
     
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  7. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Gallus gallus domesticus

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  8. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello, Jerry, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Welcome back to keeping chickens.
     
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  9. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Crossing the Road

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    Hello Jerry, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! So glad you decided to join the flock.:woot
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens Jerry, so glad you joined the flock :woot
     

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