- Dec 1, 2015
I'll try to make this as short as I can. I bought 25 1 day old Rhode Island Reds from a hatchery approx July 7, 2015. Mid October, a neighbor dog got in my pen and killed over half my chickens. The neighbor tried to make it right, and found a guy from somewhere that sold him 20 Rhode Island Whites. These birds were supposedly 8-10 months old and laying. It has now been about 3 weeks and I have yet to see any eggs from any of the birds. I am feeding purina lay ration pellets (16%) and scratch (9%) as well as occasional table scraps. I am going thru 2 bags of pellets and 1 of scratch weekly. I am thinking the whites I ended up with are much older than I was told, and expect the reds to start laying any day. Advice?