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New member from east Georgia!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by harley987, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. harley987

    harley987 New Egg

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    Hello! I'm brand new to owning chickens! I just got 3 brown leghorns and 2 EE hybrids.... I think they are a hybrid. The leghorns have been laying since last week they never missed a beat, but the EEs I got came from the same flock and they have yet to lay... Is that normal? I have had them for literally a week now. Maybe I'm just being impatient! Haha thanks ahead of time!
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Howdy from Kansas, Harley987, and :welcome. Thank you for joining our wonderful community. Leghorns are a breed that starts laying early in their life...EEs may be a little slower. Plus if you just got them they may need a bit longer to get accustomed to their new surroundings. Won't be long. If you're interested a great place to visit is the Learning Center here https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. It is full of valuable info for the first time owner. Also, you might like to chat with locals in the GA thread in this link https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you
    Best of luck to you and enjoy your birds!
     
  3. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and welcome to BYC! X2 on what redsoxs said. They may just be taking a little more time to settle in and start laying. Thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
     
  4. harley987

    harley987 New Egg

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    Thank you! I figured I just needed to be more patient! Haha I just can't wait to get blue eggs! How often do EE lay?
     
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Welcome from Middle Georgia, so glad you have joined us.

    I have no experience with the EE's - but hope they start laying you those beautiful eggs in plenty soon.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the BYC flock. Some breeds start laying at early ages, others can take longer. Even siblings may vary.
     
  7. harley987

    harley987 New Egg

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    Thanks everyone! My and my daughter just found a pink one in the bottom on the roost... I was told the EE lay at night! However upon further reading and inspection one of the EEs I bought is molting of course and they never told me so she won't be laying for a while!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. harley987

    harley987 New Egg

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    Thank you so much! One more question... Well for right now! Hahaha does supplementing light during the winter months help or hurt the chickens? Of course I want eggs but not at the cost of their health!
     

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