New member from the pacific northwest

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 1846bird, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. 1846bird

    1846bird New Egg

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    Hi! My family and I have our first laying hens! Four of them! they aren't a year old and they are so much fun!
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    Lizzie- Delaware
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    Sally- Americana
    Flo- Plymouth Rock
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  3. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    Glad to hear the whole family is enjoy your new flock! I had no idea chickens could be so fun and entertaining until we got some. Are you getting eggs yet?

    If you'd like to chat with others in your area, here's a link to the state threads:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  4. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and ask any questions you may have.
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  5. 1846bird

    1846bird New Egg

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    Oh cool!!! thanks! :) LOVE that picture! SOOOO darling! We got 4 eggs a day all though the end of summer and fall. (25 weeks and on for each of them) but now that it's winter, we are down a LOT. like 1-4 eggs a WEEK. :( this week we got none.
     
  6. 1846bird

    1846bird New Egg

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    Thanks!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The reduced production is actually quite normal for fall/winter. The egg cycle is tied to the daylight cycle. When the days get too short, egg production slows down or completely stops. The good news is that tomorrow is the shortest day of the year, and then days will start to get longer again. Egg production will begin to pick up again in January or February.
     
  9. Clinton 78

    Clinton 78 Out Of The Brooder

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  10. Clinton 78

    Clinton 78 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had to put a heat lamp in my chicken pen. A lot of people told me to keep them warm and lightwill help them. I went on Walmart.com and found a 10 inch Heat lamp for $10 and I bought an outdoor extension cord ran it out to my shop. I put 100 W energy efficient bulbs in it it puts off 100 W of heat and light but only uses 13 W of energy and it said it only cost $10 to burn this bulb. That really made my chickens take back up after about two days and it is helping her stay warm during the winter the cost of using the smok that really made my chickens take back up after about two days and it is helping her stay warm during the winter they cost of using the bulb is the same as buying two dozen eggs in the store. I am new to blogging so I hope I did this right
     

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