New "Crazy Chicken Lady"

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BBRATT, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. BBRATT

    BBRATT New Egg

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    Hi!! My name is Brenda and I'm a new crazy Chicken Lady. I got a flock of 6 hens on Mother's Day and recently got my first egg. I'm excited to join the group because I have some questions/concerns that I'm hoping some of you veterans can address for me.
     
  2. TheMauveDuck

    TheMauveDuck Out Of The Brooder

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    First off welcome to BYC! Congratulations on officially joining the world of chicken farming! BYC is a wonderful site full of people who are woefully experienced in the world of raising all kinds of poultry. Everyone is very helpful I don't want to know how my birds would be living without them. I'd love to help you in any way I can. What kind of chickens do you have?
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome Brenda

    Glad you could join us here! Congratulations on that first egg :clap It's always so exciting to see those little treasures in the nest box and it never gets boring collecting them! Please do ask all the questions you need to, everyone here to help.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
     
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hi Brenda, very nice to meet you.
     
  7. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    Hi Brenda, and :welcome
    So nice to have you join us :yiipchick
     
  8. BBRATT

    BBRATT New Egg

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    So do chickens lay sporadically in the heat of summer or should it be on a fairly regular basis (i.e. an egg per hen per day)?
     
  9. TheMauveDuck

    TheMauveDuck Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes it should be a consist laying pattern. It differs in the colder and darker months. Most chickens lay everyday but it may be different for every chicken. Though the laying should always remain in a pattern for example, one every other day or one every evening.
     
  10. BBRATT

    BBRATT New Egg

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    Okay..thanks for the info. I think I've got 2 who are laying now, but am only getting an egg a day now...thought maybe it was the heat. We live in Kansas and it's been near 100 degrees for the past 2 weeks.
     

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