Hi from Ireland

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by edenjohnny, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. edenjohnny

    edenjohnny New Member

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    Hello, I must introduce myself. I am retired , have my horses, dogs veggie garden (obsessive) and of course My 5 Lohmann brown free range hens. Also I have a passion for falconry and dogs.. Also I am living on My new farm in Ireland.
    Johnny
     

  2. ChickenAdmin

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    We're glad to have you join us!
     
  3. fiana

    fiana Member

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    Hi from west cork!
     
  4. oakwood

    oakwood New Member

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    Hello from UK.
    Your set up sounds wonderful .:)
     
  5. kklove2018

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    California Whites are great chickens. They are very friendly but quite skittish. If you want a chicken to handle a lot, or if you have kids who want to play with it this is probably not the best choice. They are great egg layers, and start young. They are not aggressive at all and mix well with other chicken breeds. Hope this helps! Good luck .
     
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    ^ sorry that was a test. California whites are great chickens. They are quite skittish, but very friendly. If you have kids who want to play with them, or you want to handle your chickens, I oiled not recommend this chicken. I hope this helps!
     
  7. Mamachickof14

    Mamachickof14 New Member

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    Welcome from New York! Jen:)
     
  8. Jim

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    Welcome from Texas.
     
  9. Pinkter

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    What part of Texas? I'm in northeast between Bonham and Greenville.
     
  10. Jim

    Jim New Member

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    Between Houston and Galveston
     
  11. martina

    martina Junior Member

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    Hi and welcome from co.wicklow :)
     
  12. Chickadee

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    Hello from Alabama!
     
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    Greetings from SW Ohio and WELCOME to the Chicken Forum!!!
     
  14. virgeljane

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    Hi All..
    I am Virgel and I am from South Africa. I have purchased 4x 2 week old Lohmann Brown Chickens early December 2013. It is now April 2014 and they have grown substantially. The kids love playing with them and I can sit for hours and just watch them roam around doing their thing. They haven't layed eggs yet so I was wandering if I am doing something wrong? I have seen them making nests in the coop several times but no eggs yet. I don't have a rooster, do I need one?

    I need advice, kind people :), please?

    regards
    VJ
     
  15. rob

    rob New Member

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    hello and welcome aboard :)
     
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    nj2wv New Member

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    Welcome to chicken forum !!


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  17. virgeljane

    virgeljane New Member

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    Hello there!

    Thanks guys!!!! :)
     
  18. LittleWings

    LittleWings Backyard Breeder

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    Hi Johnny, welcome to the forum
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    Hi Virgel, welcome to the forum. Your pullets are about 5 months old now and will probably start laying within another month or so. The average for different breeds to start laying is 6 months old. They're combs should start getting redder a couple of weeks before they lay.

    You don't need a rooster for the hen to lay eggs. You only need a rooster to fertilize the eggs.
     
  19. LittleWings

    LittleWings Backyard Breeder

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    I just did some reading on the lohmann chicken and it says they start laying at around 18 weeks. You should have eggs real soon. Good luck.