Newbie to chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sissyboo, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. sissyboo

    sissyboo New Egg

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    My husband and I just purchased two hens and a rooster this weekend, so new to us.
    Will be needing lots of advice [​IMG]
    Just curious, how do you know when a hen is pregnant?
     
  2. KatieGB

    KatieGB Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to the wonderful world of chickens. I grew up with hens, and recently got back into the fun. Hens don't get "pregnant." They lay eggs. They will lay eggs whether there is a rooster present or not. But when there is a rooster, the eggs may be fertilized and if she is broody and incubates them, they will hatch into chicks. Different breeds begin to lay at different ages (within weeks of each other tho). How old are your hens?
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, sissyboo, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! A great place to pick up some poultry knowledge is the Learning Center link below. Good luck to you!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  5. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the site and best of luck!
     
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! I highly recommend checking out the Learning Center, good luck to you.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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