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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Keith and Julia, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. Keith and Julia

    Keith and Julia New Egg

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    Got 7 free hens. Puy yjem in their new coup in my backyard. Fot an egg this morning. Very exciting
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - and congrats on your new flock!
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!

    Congrats on the egg this morning! Sometimes newly moved hens can stop laying for a bit. The stress of moving can shock their egg laying machines. So don't be alarmed if they stop after today or tomorrow and don't start back up for a few weeks.

    Enjoy your new flock and welcome to ours!
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] so glad you joined us. congrats on egg, here's wishing you many, many more.
     
  5. Keith and Julia

    Keith and Julia New Egg

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    You people ate so nice. I glad I joined the group.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. We're glad you joined the flock too.
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. Keith and Julia

    Keith and Julia New Egg

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    Why do people put fake eggs in the nesting beds ?
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Congratulations! It's always so exciting getting that first egg. Fake eggs in the nesting boxes encourages hens to lay in the boxes (instead of somewhere else) as hens like to lay their eggs in clusters. Also, if hens peck the fake eggs, they are very hard and will not break, and so the hens learn not to peck at the eggs, which discourages potential egg eating down the road. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chickens do you have?
     

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