one of my new hens started laying!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lewisae, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. lewisae

    lewisae New Egg

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    Well, one of my new hens started laying! My husband and I would like to show our 3 yr old daughter about sustainable living. We garden and now have 4 hens....an Astralorp (which is laying now and will readily let my 3 yr old carry her around), an Aracauna, a Barred Rock, and a Laced-wing Wyandotte. They are all 18-25 weeks old and purchased off of Craig's list from the sweetest lady about 2 months ago. My 12 yr old dog has readily adjusted to the chickens and the chickens have adjusted to the 3 yr old. We built a coop ourselves and spent nearly a month getting it ready. The chickens have been a happy addition to our family. We should have done this years ago.
     
  2. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from NC [​IMG]
    YAY!!!
     
  3. geepy

    geepy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Fl. [​IMG]
    Starting them young is the best. My daughter ( now 24) can butcher a chicken (or hog) faster then me. [​IMG]
    And it taste so much better than store bought.
     
  4. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
     
  5. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

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    That first egg is one of the best 'gifts' in the world!
     
  6. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

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  7. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    YAY!!![​IMG] I'm waiting any day now for my girls to lay. My older 3 are 17 weeks and I have one doing the egg song every once in a while.

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  8. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    A big Texas-sized [​IMG]

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  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG] Happy 4th of July. [​IMG]
     

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