New member!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tymcm1, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. tymcm1

    tymcm1 New Egg

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    Hey! I'm a new member we here and just yesterday invested in some chickens! I'm not sure exactly how old they are but they seem to me they are well old enough to lay! Does anyone know if it will take a few days for them to adjust to their new environment before they begin laying eggs or should they start right away?


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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome! Pleased you joined our flock! Were you told they were already laying? If so, a move usually knocks them off kilter for a few days before they resume normal laying. It's hard to tell age from the pic. They start laying around the 20-22+ week mark. Do you have a rooster or two in the mix?
    Thanks for joining BYC!
     
  3. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello, and welcome to Backyard chickens! So glad you joined us, and I hope you enjoy it here and make yourself at home. I can not tell much from the pictures, but if they are laying, they should have bright, red, and plump combs. Their pin bones should be about 2-3 finger widths apart, and their vent large and moist. But if they have recently been re-located, they will need up to 2 weeks to get used to their new environment, so give them time. I hope you enjoy BYC, and that your chickens start laying soon!
     
  4. tymcm1

    tymcm1 New Egg

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    There's no rooster they are all hens. And they are laying so I am going to see in a few days to see if they begin to lay again since they were relocated!
     
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    WELCOME!!!!
     
  6. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

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

    They don't look laying age yet (I'd guess maybe 14 weeks of age) and sorry, but I'm definitely seeing a cockerel or two in the mix - whoever sold them as all females was either mistaken or lying. Post some closer photos of each individual in the "What Breed or Gender is This?" section of the forum and well
    help you out with who's a boy and who's a girl.
     

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