We picked up 5 chickens last night and idea on breed or age or how long before they will start laying , since they dont start after moving .. not sure What they were feeding them our ducks ,goose n turkey eat turkey gtrown feed and we introduce new foods they are really hard to get them to try fresh grasses and lettuces and seeds. Not sure what these chickens were fed. they are smaller chickens and say they are layers .. I'll take some pics and post so any inof would be appreciated .. I know they must be happier since they have ten times the room they had before and large outside area to hand out and graze they are sweet and seem hand raised. Our Easter egger and roch took like amonth before they started laying and we lost them a couple days later due to heat.
So we will runout today and buy them some cracked corn but I also have dried meal worms and lettuce any other suggestions they seem happy and calm there pen is next to our our duck, turkey, goose pen these mixed pets are a flock in themselves since all raised together since hatch-lings .. There may be a rooster in this mix too so I will post pictures and if anyone can help I'd appreciate it .They are smaller chicken and I plan to still pick up a couple Easter eggers or another really solid breed of layinhg chickens . these look to be bantams to me ? But Im not sure ..Bare with me and my ADHD as I go from one thing to another peeps I skip taking my adderal on non workdays !! I will take and upload pics of our new gals today and I'm sure one of you can help advise as to what breed they are they do not look old and seem healthy too. I had no idea chickens don't lay eggs for very long ?
How long is average laying life of a chicken ? WE have allot to learn still.. So I'm very glad I found this site !
I hope to hear from someone soon ...