new chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by amandabo, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. amandabo

    amandabo Out Of The Brooder

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    I know they can be picky but when will my new chickens get used to us and start laying for us. They are 9 months old.
     
  2. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure they are not laying eggs somewhere??? In the yard, corners of the coop etc....They can be sneaky!!!! I would think at 9 months old they would lay eggs....[​IMG] How long have you had them?? Are they molting?? Are you sure they are 9 months old?? Sometimes people sell hens and they are older....Just some thoughts....
     
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  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree. Do you have any pictures of them you can post?
     
  4. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    are they girls? (cause if they're boys, you're going to be waiting a LONG time...) what breed?
     
  5. amandabo

    amandabo Out Of The Brooder

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    they are hens and I am a newbie to this chicken thing so I'm not sure of the breed. I know the ones I have are RIR and Dominique. These new ones are solid black. Even their feet are black.
     
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