New flock!

rfbc

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Yesterday I picked up my new flock of 2.5-3yr old laying hens... they still lay some! I've had 2 light brown eggs so far. There are 5 ISA browns , 6 RIRs-Production reds, and 5 Barred Rocks?

I am in Michigan.

Pics soon!

I have Chickens and other animals in 4H and we have working BC's (dogs).
 

TwoCrows

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Welcome to BYC!

Congrats on your new hens! Don't be surprised if they quit laying. Sometimes new hens get stressed from moving and they can stop laying for a few weeks after arriving at their new home. Give them time to adjust and they will get back to laying soon.

Enjoy your new flock and welcome to ours!
 

Kelsie2290

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Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with your new flock! Nice of you to give some older hens a second chance.
 

sourland

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Welcome to BYC. As TwoCrows has mentioned your new hens will probably take a break from egg production, but should soon start producing. Good luck with your new flock.
 

rfbc

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I'm quite surprised they laid anything esp. today. So far today we had 6 eggs. (Insert shock here) considering how old they were and theyd just been moved. They will probably still drop off but nice to see a few fresh eggs at home!

Thank you for the Welcomes!

Also we are looking to get a rooster so :D Have to plan his quarters... We have over 20 acres but I don't want to disturb any one "that badly" So I am doing my reading as I have a fella picked out. He will be kept sep. for a bit!
 
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