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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by itshotinjt, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. itshotinjt

    itshotinjt New Egg

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    Hi all. I am new to this site, but have raised chickens before. We gave our small flock away about 4 years ago because we had such a small yard and I was pregnant at the time and it was a hard pregnancy, so caring for the chickens had become a chore.
    Well, now we have 5 acres and are raising a flock of 7 hens. Sadly we had an eighth hen that was eaten by some animal (I am thinking neighbor's annoying dog) after we moved them outside. We have since reinforced their "yard" and they all know to put themselves to bed at night.
    They are about 17 weeks old. I can't remember, but when do they start to lay? I can't wait for my two youngest to experience that. My oldest loved going to see the eggs everyday and the fact that they were colored was even more thrilling! We used to get green, blue, and tan ones. Can't wait to see what this flock will surprise us with! [​IMG]
     
  2. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
    [​IMG] from Northern California - hopefully they will lay soon. Our laid at 18 weeks
     
  3. AkTomboy

    AkTomboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2009
    DJ, Alaska
    [​IMG] from Alaska
     
  4. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
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  5. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
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  6. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    [​IMG] from WI. Most start laying between 18 and 24 weeks to my understanding. Depends on breed to an extend. My first egg was at 24 weeks from GLW, the others look ready (same age) but nothing fom them yet.....Your kids will love it!!!!
     
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you here with us!
     
  8. EricT

    EricT Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] from TN
     
  9. Ol'FashionHen

    Ol'FashionHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from KY.
     
  10. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    A Big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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