Wait for eggs or eat the chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tuftygr, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. tuftygr

    tuftygr New Egg

    6
    0
    7
    Jan 3, 2013
    Sand Hills,fl.
    I just got 7 in 2 weeks ago. I was told they were 9 months old. How long do I wait for eggs before finally eating the chickens?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    63,262
    7,711
    726
    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] Wait until the daylength is back to 12 to 14 hour. If they were laying prior to yur purchase, the change in homes has stressed them and caused them to stop laying - a very common occurence.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    25,645
    1,828
    463
    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    X2!

    I feel your pain. I've been feeding chickens for very little egg return for about a month. Just waiting on those longer days! Good luck to you!
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    18,766
    1,122
    396
    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Yep, I am getting about 4 eggs a day from 15 hens
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    35,989
    7,453
    646
    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Moving house is stressful for chickens and stressed hens don't lay. It can take them a few weeks to settle in. That and the short days are probably both to blame here. Give them a bit more time [​IMG]
     
  6. tuftygr

    tuftygr New Egg

    6
    0
    7
    Jan 3, 2013
    Sand Hills,fl.
    Thank all of you
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    20,239
    136
    348
    Jun 4, 2010
    Alabama
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  8. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
  9. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

    9,766
    120
    288
    Oct 3, 2011
    Virginia
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined.
     
  10. kjgoodman

    kjgoodman Chillin' With My Peeps

    186
    3
    73
    Dec 26, 2012
    Wisconsin
    Welcome ;-) You can try putting lights on them too.... they need 12 -14 hrs of light for egg production
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by