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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by redbird48, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. redbird48

    redbird48 Hatching

    Jan 21, 2013
    We just recently started raising chickens again. We had them years ago,but now I am fascinated by them. We live in Ohio,have 14 hens and 1 rooster. We were lucky enough to get girls that had just started laying. I got 9 eggs today and am in chicken heaven. Can't wait until it warms up to see if I get more. We love watching them and all are very friendly. Looking forward to learning from more experienced chicken owners.

  2. missnu01

    missnu01 Songster

    Nov 16, 2012
    I also can't wait for spring, but my chickens have been pretty happy the last 2 days. I chased them out of the coop yesterday so they could mill about the yard, they were afraid of the snow that was still on the ground, but today as soon as I opened the door they were ready to go out. Which is good. They were cooped up for 5 days and things were starting to get a little cackle-y in there...Lol. It's always awesome to get hens that are already laying. We tried that. We got 3 hens and a rooster, and the guy we got them from said that they were all laying...but one was too old, and one might just be getting started, her comb has just started to come in and get nice and red. We ate the one that was too old. There is one leghorn hen that lays for me almost everyday.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2013
  3. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    Fourteen hens and one rooster is the exact makeup of my flock, and I'm totally captivated by them, even more so each day. They're the most entertaining pets I've ever had.

    What breeds are your chickens? Did someone give them to you or did you buy them? How old are they? Are you planning to add more to the flock, such as raise some chicks come spring?
  4. aiki4me

    aiki4me Hatching

    Jan 6, 2013
    yes chooks are great to watch your in the usa im in Australia but there the same different breeds I was bought up on a farm boys all grown up my son built a chook pen I got a incubator now supplying all the neighbours with chickens for free including my granddaughter s,5yr old loves them the 3yr old picks them up u have too disengage her arms to release the pullets take it there isa browns and there the most plasid easy going I bought 4 grown ex battery hens felt sorry usually go to Chinese shops they live there lives out well fed but poor things never really get over being egg machines locked in cages with no room too turn around so cruel but mine are happy bye

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