Mcallaway

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mcallaway, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. mcallaway

    mcallaway New Egg

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    New to this site. I have four hens and so far only one has started to lay but after a week she stopped for a day. Is that normal?
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Yes, it is normal, new layers can be pretty sporadic in their laying, but even really really good commercial breeds will not lay every single day even when they are at their best, they will still take a day off here and there.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Kelsie X2 New layers are still getting their egg machines in gear and takes them awhile to get everything functioning properly. And not all chickens lay every day. I have some that lay daily, some every other day and some only a couple times a week. Every bird and breed is different.

    Enjoy your flock and welcome to ours!
     
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  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] x3
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    X3 on Kelsie's advice. Good luck with your hens!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Kelsie's given you some good advice.
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. You've received some good advice from Kelsie2290 and TwoCrows. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of hens do you have?
     
  9. mcallaway

    mcallaway New Egg

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    She laid an egg today. Can't wait till the other three start to lay. They are the same age so hope they will start to lay soon. They are fun to watch.
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Congratulations on another egg! :ya Hope the other girls start up soon!
     

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