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  1. chickenlover89

    chickenlover89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2012
    your hen will do everything, does your hen have food and water in her nesting box?
     
  2. clucky3255

    clucky3255 Chillin' With My Peeps

    My five hens dont lay regularly ... never have.. what do i do?
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  3. stellacorina

    stellacorina Out Of The Brooder

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    First is it going to be cold or hot were your going to live
    for a cold weather environment these are breeds I like
    1. Barred rock
    2. Buff orphington
    3. Silkie
    For warm weather
    1.Delawares
    2. Rhode island reds
    Or Leghorns
    Here's my list of tips to pick the perfect rooster
    Clear eyes, no beak residue, very active, eating well,drinking well, then hold them for a couple minutes and determine if its friendly. note the easiest time to train is at three days old.so that's the age you want to buy at. Then once he's yours hold him every day for at least 2 hours to . Do that until he's to big to hold. Its a lot of work but it comes with great rewards
     
  4. stellacorina

    stellacorina Out Of The Brooder

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    So your girls aren't laying regularly 1st consult a vet to make sure its nothing serous.
    Second r u feeding them layers mash
    Third do you have a comfortable nesting box?
     
  5. chickenlover89

    chickenlover89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2012
    I have another question about space...if i have 114 sq. ft. of places where my birds could go in their coop and run, and im going to try to free-range the whole day, how many chickens can I have?
     
  6. randylove1951

    randylove1951 Out Of The Brooder

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    yes
     
  7. stellacorina

    stellacorina Out Of The Brooder

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    Yah that amount of space sounds good for about 13 hens and about 1 or 2 roosters maybe more. Remember more chickens means more responsiblity I learned that the hard way stick to what you have for now then get more somewhere down the line ;)
     
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  8. HollyBird24

    HollyBird24 Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 10, 2011
    Manitoba, Canada
    It could be any number of things. Amount of light provided, living conditions, feed quality, temperature, health, breed etc. Chickens need at least 14-16 hours of light per day to lay well.

    ETA, age also has a large impact on laying abilities. A hen will continue to lay eggs her whole life, but after about 2 years they start to slow down.
     
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  9. stellacorina

    stellacorina Out Of The Brooder

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    Yay your hen has hatched an egg build a brooder take big storage container put newspaper on the bottom of it put a chick waterer in it put a chick feeder then attach a heating lamp and put her in it. Good luck ;)
     
  10. HollyBird24

    HollyBird24 Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 10, 2011
    Manitoba, Canada
    You can also let the hen raise the chick herself, mother hens can be good mothers too. Just watch to make sure any other chickens are not messing with them, and if they are then a seperate pen with feed and water would be sufficient. A heat lamp or special bedding isn't necessary because the mother hen is with the chick.
     

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