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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Liz3, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. Liz3

    Liz3 Just Hatched

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    hi, I'm liz. my partner and I recently got our first (very small) flock of chickens - we got them at six weeks, a buff orpington, a black sex-link, and a brown-red ameraucana (potentially an easter egger?). they're about 5 months now and acclimating to the (relatively mild) seattle cold. they've just started squatting! I'm wondering if they might start laying even though it's getting into winter, but who knows. excited to see what happens and to learn from all of you~
     
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - if they are squatting, the hormones are raging, and they may very well lay in spite of the short day length. Good luck.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on sourland. You will likely start getting eggs soon. Black Sex Links in particular are egg laying machines that lay well in cold weather. I've raised them for years (along with dozens of other breeds and hybrids), and they have been my best layers, consistently churning out more than 300 eggs per hen per year. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting those eggs.
     
  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC Liz! Nice to have you join us. Let us know when the first egg shows up, that's always exciting!
     
  5. ChookRanger

    ChookRanger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome! My flock is the same age and one of them started last week. Check out the post "First Egg Countdown"
     
  6. PrincessLea2

    PrincessLea2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there and welcome from another western WA newbie :)
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  8. Liz3

    Liz3 Just Hatched

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    thanks all! I checked out the first egg countdown and will definitely be sure to post when one of ours finally lays! happy to be here.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the flock, glad you joined us at Backyard chickens.
     
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] It sounds like there may be some eggs coming down the pipes soon. Enjoy!
     

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