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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by henlette, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. henlette

    henlette New Egg

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    [​IMG] These are my chickens the silver one has been laying in the dirt and trying to build a nest for almost two weeks i haven't got any eggs yet but orange and black one started laying the day after i got her I'm just wonrdering when can I expect eggs from the silver one oh and her name is taco my kids named her lol
     
  2. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Thanks for sharing a photo. How old are your birds?

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  4. henlette

    henlette New Egg

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    Im not sure on the age and i dont want to guess either cause I night get it wrong i would guess though they might be a couple of months old but i can't be to sure though
     
  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    You'll be able to tell when your girls are close to laying by certain signs...their combs and wattles will get darker red and they may start squatting down for you. If your silver is only a couple months old, you have probably at least another couple months to wait, maybe longer.

    Be patient, the eggs will come when the hen is ready!
     
  6. henlette

    henlette New Egg

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    Thanks lol well another this is this morning when big red layer her egg taco ran over and started to sit in the nest i just thought that was a little strange
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! If you are new to chickens, I can think of no better place to begin than the Learning Center! Here is a link to it:https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, read away! Also, if you can post some closer up pictures of your pullets in this page, they might be able to give you an estimate on how old she is, and if she is near laying age:https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this. I hope you enjoy BYC as much as I have!!
     
  9. henlette

    henlette New Egg

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    Thanks i will check this out
     
  10. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

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

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