New to chickens and lots of questions!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by madisoncarthel, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. madisoncarthel

    madisoncarthel New Egg

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    Hi I am new to backyard chickens and have a lot of questions. My hens have not started laying yet and I wonder if I am doing something wrong? Two of my hens are only 4 months old but the others I just bought and are supposedly a year old and they haven't laid an egg sense coming either... Am I doing something wrong??? Help!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. 4 months is a bit early for most breeds to start. The hens that you just bought will take a while to adapt to their new home before initiating egg laying. What breeds do you have - that is a factor in onset of egg laying.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hope you enjoy Backyard chickens as much as we do.
     
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  4. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When did you get your birds?
    Any chance the older birds are molting and/or still adjusting to their new surroundings? Both factors can certainly impact egg laying.
    With some birds old enough to lay, and others not laying yet, what type of feed(s) are you using?
     
  5. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  7. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Sourland and Trailrider make some good points...there are a lot of factors involved in when chickens lay. The easiest answer is "when they are good and ready to"! [​IMG]
     
  8. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
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  9. madisoncarthel

    madisoncarthel New Egg

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    I don't know what breeds they are... Do you know how long about it takes to start laying again after a new big change?
     
  10. madisoncarthel

    madisoncarthel New Egg

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    I got them about 2 weeks ago... Not sure the breeds they are all different.
     

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