New member from England

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by StepHEN4, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. StepHEN4

    StepHEN4 New Egg

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    Hi everyone,
    Steve here from Lancashire, England.
    I just got 4 Red Shaver hens 20weeks but not started laying yet.
    Can't wait for the first ones. What age do they start laying?
    Also looking forward to making new friends on here and learning from you experienced Hen heads:)
     
  2. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
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    Mine started laying around 7 months old....But I think they waited longer than most chickens [​IMG]
     
  3. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Welcome. So glad you joined us [​IMG] You will love it here.
     
  4. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] If you just got your hens, if they were previously laying, you may have to wait a week for them to start laying again. Either way, you should see eggs very soon.
     
  5. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    [​IMG] and [​IMG], your hens should start laying soon, good luck. I have pics. of my first eggs, it was so exciting. Now i am excited as my broody banty's just hatched me 18 chicks. I love chicks and chickens. They are so much fun. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. cambriagardener

    cambriagardener Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from California. You should have an egg any day now! Get that camera ready! [​IMG]
     
  7. StepHEN4

    StepHEN4 New Egg

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    Hi everyone and thanks for your replies.
    Good news, the hens started laying 3days ago:ya
    They're only small ones but it's a start.
    I got 2 first day, 3 second day and 4 today.
    I don't know if they all lay one each every day?
    Just wanted to ask if the size of the eggs increases as the hens get a bit older?
     

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