New project

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tschussgb, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. tschussgb

    tschussgb New Egg

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    We just bought a small vacation home in north central Arkansas and thought about buying a couple hens to get eggs. We would be in the house seasonally and would give the hens to a farm or youth group when we left.
    Does this sound like a good or viable idea?
    We are both city/suburban folks and have had no experience with poultry at all. Well, once when I was very small, I got to feed chickens my aunt kept in Tennessee, but that's it. Not much of a reference, huh.
     
  2. mwdh1

    mwdh1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would be possible, however in order for you to have plenty of eggs while you are there you will need to find started pullets. Otherwise you may only get a few eggs before you give away the hens if any eggs at all
     
  3. mwdh1

    mwdh1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wanted to include it usually takes anywhere from 4-6 months sometimes longer for a hen to start laying
     

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