New member, pretty new to chickens too :)

greengeek

In the Brooder
7 Years
Nov 20, 2012
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Hi everyone, I am a new member and just wanted to introduce myself. I am from Ontario Canada and just got my first 6 chickens 6 weeks ago. And got 12 more tonight :) safe to say I like having chickens! The first six were purchased from a large poultry farming operation - they were "finished laying" and destined for slaughter that night. I have so many eggs I don't know what to do with them, lol! I guess no one told the chickens they are done laying. Even if they are, I wanted a cadre of garden helpers so they are welcome, eggs or not.

Great info and conversations on this site!
 

alexandraintn

Chirping
7 Years
Nov 16, 2012
171
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Meigs County Tennessee
Hello from Tennessee! Newbie here myself but glad you joined and hope to hear from you. i am no expert but I know some stuff.
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2coopscounting

In the Brooder
7 Years
Nov 15, 2012
13
1
26
Blue Mountains, Washington
Greetings from Washington, and welcome. I just joined last week, but I have been lurking around this site since before we got our first girls back in April. We started with 14 back then, but already I have built a second, larger, coop and we are up to 44. No telling where this will go, but it sure is a lot of fun!!
 

sumi

Rest in Peace 1980-2020
Premium Feather Member
8 Years
Jun 28, 2011
39,154
26,279
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Hello and welcome to BYC
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Those hens must know you saved their lives and now they are rewarding you! But, seriously, commercial egg farms get rid of hens at a certain age, even through they're still in production. They want them to lay 100% and when they slow down, they're out. Good for you though! You should sell some of the surplus eggs to help pay for their food.
 

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