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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mark24, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. mark24

    mark24 New Egg

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    New to website and new to having chickens. Just waiting for first eggs. Bought 11 chickens from another farm. I think they just over 3 months old. Don't really know what I'm doing but none have died yet.
     
  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and welcome to BYC!

    That is so exciting! You'll have to wait for a little longer; the earliest some production layers start laying is around 18 weeks, but most take even longer. But it's worth it for fresh eggs! [​IMG] The Learning Center is a great resource, and if you ever have any questions, always feel free to ask! I'm sure anyone would be happy to help.

    Good luck and thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I sure hope those eggies start coming soon for you! Most breeds start laying at 5 or 6 months of age. When their faces, combs and wattles start turning really red, and the birds start to squat for you, the eggs should be coming down the pipe! At that point you will want to get them on layer feed for the higher calcium for strong eggshells and laying abilities.

    Definitely stop by our learning center. Lots of great articles on all the aspects of keeping your new flock. BuffOrpington88 has left you with the link.

    Make yourself at home here and we do welcome you to our flock! :)
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! You have some great advice above. Good luck on those first eggs, it sure is great to find those little treasures in the nest box. Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. austrolover1

    austrolover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Not Dying, is always a great sign. Welcome to Backyard chickens, hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    :yuckyuck. Diva is correct. You must be doing something right! Great to have you on BYC!
     

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