New to chickens in Oklahoma

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by carsonseggs, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. carsonseggs

    carsonseggs New Egg

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    Hello everyone,

    A week ago I got my first chickens. I got 2 RIR hens and 2 Red Sex Link hens. I was told they were hatched in May 2010 which makes them approximately 8 months old. PO said he free ranged them and had been gathering eggs in the woods behind his house. However, now in the first week, no eggs. It is discouraging but it sounds like it is normal from what I've read on this forum. I have been giving 15% ration as much as they want with some warm oatmeal this morning and fresh veggies on occasion. I almost think they haven't even started to lay yet as their combs are pretty short in my opinion, but what do I know.

    I would appreciate any guidance and thanks in advance. I have been looking through the forum and already enjoy it very much.


    Josh
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Welcome Josh! When you disrupt hens, like moving them from one coop to another, most will quit, or slow down egg production. Sometimes this can last for up to a month, but usually a week or two. In time they'll deliver the goods.
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. Changes in food and the amount of light can also cause hens to stop laying for a period as they adjust.
     
  5. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    Hello from Hesperia, Ca [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

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    JOSH,
    Glad to have you. When you have a chance, make your way over to the Okies in the BYC thread and meet lots of your neighbors. We have the state covered.
     
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I have 1 RSL hen and she lays the most beautiful dark brown eggs you ever saw in your life!
    You know your pullets are close to laying when they start squatting for you. Their combs will also get very red.

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