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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AllyRodrigues, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. AllyRodrigues

    AllyRodrigues Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone! I'm Allison and I live in NC. We recently bought a house on an acre in a small town, so I get to have a few semi-country pleasures like I've always wanted!

    I now have chickens and am discouraged about egg production to say the least!

    These are 3 of my first 6 chickens in this picture taken on May 27th when I brought them home from an auction.

    (working on posting picture here)

    Two of these four turned out to be roosters, so one became soup.

    Now I have 1 rooster and 4 hens from this original set and still no eggs. I have no idea how old they are, but I thought this picture would help. They are now 4 months older since this was taken.

    Additionally, I have 3 more hens of different varieties that I've acquired since then and appear to be older than these. One laid a blue egg about 1 month ago not long after coming home, and nothing else...

    They have a coop with a run, but do get let out in the yard some days before returning to the coop like clockwork..

    Any ideas?

    Patience? Snakes? Bad joke?
     
  2. AllyRodrigues

    AllyRodrigues Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohhh...I just read that new members cannot post pictures..I feel a little better now that it wasn't just my technical inability.
     
  3. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    When it comes to waiting for your hens to lay eggs you have to have a lot of patience!
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Hang in there!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
     
  6. AFChick

    AFChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hi & welcome from central NC [​IMG]
     
  7. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    Welcome to BYC. Waiting for them to start laying eggs regularly is agonizing at times. I think almost all of us here at BYC have been there/done that! Just check to make sure they aren't laying in some hidden spot while they're in the yard.
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     

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