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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jakkicurrie, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. jakkicurrie

    jakkicurrie New Egg

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    Hi.. my name mis jakki im from scotland and have just started a small backyard coop with 4 chooks 2 sussex reds and 2 Rhode rocks their all 18 weeks old... I would like some tips how to help them to start laying eg any special food vitiams etc
    And thank you from letting me join regards jakki
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! They will lay when their hormones tell them to. But 18 weeks is time to make sure you are feeding them layer type feed and not starter type feed.
     
  3. emma p

    emma p Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    They are probably not yet ready to lay. You can get them on layer feed and oyster shell on the side now.

    Most breeds start laying sometime between 5 and 6 months of age. When the combs, faces and wattles are full and red, and the birds are squatting for you, the eggs should be coming down the pipes soon.

    Good luck and I hope you start seeing those eggs soon!
     
  5. ronmauldin

    ronmauldin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from the Ocean State!
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Pullets usually start between 5-7 months of age.
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! The average age for pullets to start laying is 25 weeks, but they'll start when they feel ready. Just make sure they are fed well (layer feed close to the time) and have a comfy, clean place to lay their eggs in.
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. jakkicurrie

    jakkicurrie New Egg

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    Thank you...im giving them layers mash and pellets with a few handfuls of corn...this is their 2 nd day here and so far so good:D
     
  10. jakkicurrie

    jakkicurrie New Egg

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    Feeling most welcome...thank you., think ive came to the right place
     

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