My chickens conveyed... Lol

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wonderfullisa, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. wonderfullisa

    wonderfullisa In the Brooder

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    We bought a new home late May, and the house conveyed with many things.. furniture, appliances, and three hens. Lol

    I don't know the breed, or much about them. They sometimes lay eggs, but not as frequently for us as the old owner said they did for her.

    The guy at TSC said that the stress of change could be affecting them. I'd love to get them back to laying regularly.

    They roam the neighborhood during the day, and get locked up for safety at night.

    My kids love them, but they aren't very friendly.
     
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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki TwatterSpotter

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  3. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! how old are the hens? an 2+ year old hen will really drop off in her laying
     
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  4. wonderfullisa

    wonderfullisa In the Brooder

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    No idea on their age. Former owner did say that people are always surprised that they still laid so we'll, and she attributed it to the organic feed. I bought organic when her supply ran out.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to BYC. I would think, based on what former owner said, that they are older hens and probably just running out.
     
  6. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    I agree with the assessment that your hens are just getting up there in age. If you want more of an egg supply, consider getting a few sexed chicks or started pullets to raise.
     
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  7. BigBlueHen53

    BigBlueHen53 Crowing

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    Hi :frow and welcome to the forum!
    What color eggs do they give you?
     
  8. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Welcome :welcome
     
  9. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful

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    WELCOME! Yes, sounds like they are older.
     
  10. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
     

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