Added to the flock

Discussion in 'General Chicken Discussion' started by Buttsmom, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Buttsmom

    Buttsmom New Member

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    Well our first 4 hens now have company. Last week we added the hens in the first pic, plus one more black one that refused to be in the pic:) The little red one seemed to be the odd hen out, so yesterday we went and got 3 more like her (2nd pic) so she would have company. They are all still pullets, the guys said they should start laying in a week or 2.




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  2. robopetz

    robopetz New Member

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    Congrats! You'll soon have lotsa eggs.
     

  3. chickflick

    chickflick New Member

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    Nice looking birds. How old are they? Their combs don't look too red, but that could be the lighting of the picture.
     
  4. rob

    rob New Member

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    great looking birds. a nice flock.
     
  5. 7chicks

    7chicks New Member

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    Cute pic's!
     
  6. littlezo

    littlezo New Member

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    Beautiful :0)
     
  7. Buttsmom

    Buttsmom New Member

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    They are 6-7 mths old. Some of their combs are redder then others, a few of the black ones have very little red on their combs. Does that have something to do with their age?
     
  8. chickflick

    chickflick New Member

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    Well, their combs and waddles should get a bright red before they start laying. Also, the squat. When you come upon the hen, she will squat and dance... submitting. These are couple of signs of a hen close to laying.
     
  9. 7chicks

    7chicks New Member

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    Didn't know that chickflick. Thanks for the info. :)
     
  10. Buttsmom

    Buttsmom New Member

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    Thanks Chickflick, now I know something new about my girls.