New here! :-)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kingranchgirl, May 15, 2016.

  1. Kingranchgirl

    Kingranchgirl New Egg

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    Hey Chicken Friends, Breeder ect.

    I am in Colorado, have 33 chickens on 100 acres free range, organic fed and I guess they are pretty happy here! :)
    I was also wondering .... I have a 1 year old Ameracauna Hen who is laying her 2 nd time this week 2 eggs a day in a time frame from about 2-3 hours!Both shells normal...how that can be??? Crazy...lol

    Anyway, I am glad to be here ! :)
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Your place sounds like a wonderful place to be a chicken! LOL I am glad you are enjoying them so!

    Generally a hen will not release another yolk until the one in the uterus has been laid. But sometimes, especially with young layers, a yolk can get released shortly after another one or while one is still getting a shell put on. Similar to double yolked eggs. Very high protein or over fed hens will release too many yolks as well. Genetics can determine how a hen releases yolks too.

    Just make sure she eats plenty of layer feed. Laying can be taxing on a hen, especially with the need for calcium. So go lightly on the treats or goodies so she eats food that contains all she needs to lay these eggs. If a hen doesn't receive the proper vitamins or minerals in her diet, she steals it from her own system.

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy your flock and BYC!! :)
     
  3. micah wotring

    micah wotring Overrun With Chickens

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    WV boy here!
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    I always wanted to go see the CO mountains.

    As soon as I get my motorcycle licence I am taking a trip out there.

    Until then I will just enjoy the WV mountains.

    Anyway, great to have you join the flock.

    MW
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - nice to have you join us.

    Best wishes

    CT
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. mydog

    mydog Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, my turkey (Miggy) is in the process her first batch of babies right now
     
  8. ehs100

    ehs100 New Egg

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    hi
    im new here to but it is an awsome website.
    i have six full grown hens in my backyard that all lay eggs and they are so fun.
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    bye
     

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