Picking up my chickens tomorrow!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by OcoeeG, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. OcoeeG

    OcoeeG Out Of The Brooder

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    My girlfriend and I live in North Georgia, about 15 minutes from Chattanooga. We have both always wanted to get chickens, so we are doing it. I converted and old outbuilding into a coop, finishing up the run. We are starting with 5 Rhode Island Reds; 4 hens and one roo. Very excited. I will post some pictures and let you all know how it goes.
     
  2. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope everything turns out well for you!!!
     
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. bubbazmommy

    bubbazmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How exciting. Enjoy the new chicks. [​IMG] Post lots of pics.
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    That is a great number to start out with - good choice!
     
  6. katiek

    katiek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm OcoeeG's girlfriend. We just picked up our chickens yesterday, and they are happily adapting.

    Chris did a great job building the coop and run, and they are definitely some spoiled spoiled chicks![​IMG]

    When will they start laying eggs?

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  7. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you know how old the the are? My RIR's started laying between 20 and 24 weeks. If the are older hens then they may need to get settled and comfortable before they start laying again.

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  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Congrats, neighbor! I'm about an hour and a half from Chattanooga in Fannin County, Ga.
     
  9. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Congrats on your new chickens! As for when they will start laying eggs, that really all depends on several things. How old they are now and them adapting to their new place (many laying hens will quit laying for a while until they adapt to their new environment and home). If they are still chicks, then they should start laying anywhere from 18 to 24 wks. old. I had one RIR that started laying at 18 wks. old and other that didn't lay until the were 24 wks. old. It really just depends on the hen.

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  10. katiek

    katiek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two of them are 20 weeks old and two are around 24 weeks old, so hopefully soon they'll start laying!

    Thanks everyone!
     

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