Teenagers are LAYING!! (happy dance)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Appytaz, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. Appytaz

    Appytaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The short story:
    Our teenagers have started to lay! They just turned 6 months.

    The long story:
    We are new to this chicken stuff. We bought a house that was over run with chickens (50+) - we ended up capturing most of them and rehomed them. We kept a few. Well, one girl laid and hatched out 3 - 2 roos and 1 hen. Kept the hen. So we had 3 roos and 2 hens. I got the silkie bug and picked up a pair of black at the feed store. The 3 roos did not take well to seeing this intruder, so the other 3 roos went to a new home! I have to say I LOVE MY SILKIE ROO!! New hen laid and hatched out a nice little herd. We picked out 2 to keep and rehomed the rest of the chicks. And of course our 2 ended up as roos. So our little herd consist of 1 Adult silkie roo, 2 adult hens, and 2 juvie roos. They really are a peaceful little group. Dear white hen sneaks off and lays another set, this time she appears with 6 chicks. ( We are now getting smart and decide to wait for them to get a little older before picking out who we want to keep) We have 4 hens and 2 roos!! [​IMG] So, 2 roos and one of the older juv roos goes to the new home.

    Present day: Our herd is the Main silkie roo - one mix roo (Non aggressive and I just like this guy!) 6 hens (2 older and 4 that are the 6 month olds) Well, yesterday we found the nest of the Teenagers! [​IMG] The great part is that we were just discussing last week turning an old unused shed into a nesting house for the chickens. Our chickens free range 24/7. And they picked that shed to start laying!! So this weekend we are going to spruce it up for them. The older 2 usually lay in the garage on a old bale of horse hay we left for them. However, we have the problems of the cats taking over their nest to sleep in (stupid cats) But, I really like the idea of them using the shed instead. I am just soooo excited we have more than one egg a day coming!! Not complaining - I was excited with my 1 egg a day!!

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  2. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    Are you encouraging teenaged motherhood??
     
  3. Appytaz

    Appytaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope - encoraging them to pay their rent!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

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    Eaton, Colorado
    [​IMG] Thats what my DH calls it too!!!!
     
  5. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    mine have to "earn their keep" as well...
     

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