Pullets coming MONDAY **++**HELP**++**

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Ravenxxx, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. Ravenxxx

    Ravenxxx Out Of The Brooder

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    Well my first bunch of pullets are coming Monday afternoon [​IMG]
    Decided to buy pullets instead of chicks as i didnt feel confident raising little one just yet.

    We are having 4 for my yard to start with, im praying no roos just girlies [​IMG]




    So tell me want I should have all ready for 4x18wk old Pullets and what should i expect of them. (never had chickens of my own before) [​IMG]
     
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    ravenxxx....dont forget....when they come in....put them in thier coop, and keep them there for at least a week....dont let them out right away. That way they know where they are supposed to be in the evenings, and where the food comes from. Have fun with the girls!! I get 25 peeps in the mail...some time next week. WOOHOO! That will take my "little" flock up to 40+.[​IMG]
     
  4. Ravenxxx

    Ravenxxx Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys think ive got it covered then!! like the idea of a dust bath going to try that one.


    Just two more question

    When will my girls start to lay?
    Can you eat the first bunch of eggs they ever lay???
     
  5. TheBigWRanch

    TheBigWRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes you can eat the eggs, they will just be smaller for a while. What breed did you order? I've heard of them laying at 4 to 7 months old, but like said before, they need 14 hours of daylight before they'll start laying. Also don't feed them the Oyster shell until they start laying.
     
  6. Ravenxxx

    Ravenxxx Out Of The Brooder

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    I believe they are Ross Rangers.
     
  7. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not familiar with Ross Rangers, however usually around 20 weeks old. If you decide to free range, keep the pullets in the pen and coop for 2 weeks so they know where home is. Then start by leaving them out for a few hours before dusk and they will stay close and learn where to go at dusk. Good Luck.....

    bigzio
     

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