Newbe needs some HELP Please

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jimster, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. Jimster

    Jimster New Egg

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    Hi everyone [​IMG]

    I'm absolutley new to this hobby and know nothing about chickhens [​IMG] so hopefully some of you mabe able to help anwser some qestions I have purchassed two sweet chickhens around 4-5 months old and was told that they are laying eggs one layed an egg the first day but have not seen any more since could this be to stress of moving this being two days have not seen

    also if they dont lay an egg where is the egg are they carrying it around inside them and when they do eventually lay the egg will the egg be okay to eat

    Many thanks in advance
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    First off Welcome to BYC.

    Yes they may not lay d/t the stress of moving. Also they are pretty young so they may just be a little erratic right now.
    You may want to search for hidden eggs. Any sign that they are eating the eggs?
    If they are not laying I don't believe they are holding one in, just haven't started the process. And yes you can eat the egg.

    Imp

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  3. Jimster

    Jimster New Egg

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    Many thanks my friend also do Cats attack Chickhens
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    They can, but it is rare.
    Mostly they will put cats in their place. I feed 6 cats, 2 ferals and 1 stray outside, and they are afraid of the chickens.
    Although yesterday I saw one of the indoor cats streak across the backyard startling the chickens. I think for the fun of it. [​IMG]

    They can and will go after chicks.
    And it is rarely posted that they have gone after full grown chickens.

    Imp
     
  5. bella1210

    bella1210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from ct
     
  6. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] from Indiana! Give your girls at least two weeks to settle in and get use to things. I'm sure you'll be getting eggs soon enough [​IMG]
     
  7. Jimster

    Jimster New Egg

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    Thanks to you all for putting my mind at rest and welcoming us to the great website [​IMG]
     
  8. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    Greetings from Tucson, AZ and [​IMG] Imp gives good advice. [​IMG]
     
  9. VioletBlueIvy

    VioletBlueIvy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. chica57

    chica57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Indiana-You'll get great advice here!!!!!! [​IMG]
     

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