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  1. Broody Hens & Egg Laying
    Hi, I got my first 2 hens and a rooster 2 days ago. They are desi misri chickens and are supposed to lay an egg each day. However, one of the hens laid on the first day but the other one didn't. I also made a nesting box for them out of milk crates but they haven't given any eggs since two...
  2. General Chicken Discussion
    Greetings, I am new to chickens and would greatly appreciate advice about adding to my lovely new flock.... In April I bought 9 day old chicks, so they are almost 11 weeks old now. They were supposed to all be pullets, but predictably enough one ended up showing signs of being a cockerel quite...
  3. Beginners Forum
    Hi there! We have a Mille-Fleur Leghorn, an Araucana and we had a Faverolle, and we're trying to figure out who's laying which egg. We got two identical eggs the first day and another different one, and we read that Leghorns sometimes lay two eggs when they're young, but today I looked where the...
  4. Beginners Forum
    Hey there, I have 3 ISA Brown pullets aged 22.5 weeks, and none of them are laying yet. They have a large coop, get a few hours' free ranging time each day, and appear to be very healthy. They're fed layer pellets, have grit, and some treats each day (e.g. corn, leafy greens). Should I be...
  5. General Chicken Discussion
    Hello! A couple of weeks ago I bought four beautiful Silkie pullets. We had the first egg on Sunday, then another one at around the same time the next day then nothing today. I have a few queries: As the two eggs were about 24 hours apart, do we think it might be the same bird laying or two...
  6. Introductions
    Hi. I'm new to raising chickens. I recently bought a couple of year old laying hens from a girl who told me they lay every day. One of them is laying, but the other one hasn't laid yet. I've had them for about 5 days. I have read that stress and change of environment can disrupt their laying. I...
  7. Coops, Runs and Housing
    We like to let my girls lay as naturally as possible. So if egg production dips in the winter mos, that's fine. But lately, it's only light between 7am-5pm and the girls want to be roosted in the hen house as soon as the light's gone. I started thinking, that's 14 hrs just sitting...
  8. Broody Hens & Egg Laying
    Hello, As I've said on here before, we are new to chicken ownership and this is our first winter. Our pullets barely got a chance to start laying before summer was over and cold weather set in but they had gotten into a pattern. All through Nov, which we had been counting as the 'off' season...
  9. Broody Hens & Egg Laying
    Hello, I JUST started my little flock. And I've received conflicting information on how long chickens lay. I did some reading before jumping in and the literature stated that hens have a peak period of laying from about 6 mos to 5/7 yrs and then the production slows down. But it said they...
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