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    Children........ she coulda done it quietly

    Actually it's a Red Rock CB
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    Quote Originally Posted by HayleyB View Post
    Children........ she coulda done it quietly

    Actually it's a Red Rock CB
    You are kidding, right?!

    My DD didn't come with volume control, but she's getting better with age!

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    906 + my 6 = 912
    (1 bluebelle, 1 amber, 1 rhode island, 1 black rock, 1 light sussex and 1 speckled (though I think they might have given us a magpie instead))

    We had the first egg on Monday, and 3 yesterday!
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    hmmmmm just don't talk to me about egg-laying hens!!!!! still haven't got any
    My girls found their way into my heart and now they nest there

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    hmmmmm just don't talk to me about egg-laying hens!!!!! still haven't got any

    The girlies (I must stop calling them that) are 18 weeks old, so allowing for resettling, when should we expect eggs? The Breeder said Hattie, the cream legbar, would be later to lay than the others.

    I expect it all depends on a number of factors, but can anyone give me a rough estimate? (combs are a deep rose colour, but not really red)

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    It does depend on a number of factors. Are the combs quite big now? Does the hen crouch when you put your hand on her back? (she's ready for the cockerel!!) Egg laying can start anywhere between 18 and 28 weeks. My Bluebelles are 18 weeks now and I don't expect them to start for another 5 or 6 weeks. The Welsummers are about 13-14 weeks and I think I'll be lucky if I get eggs before next year! They don't usually start laying till around 28 weeks and that takes us into October. The ex-batts I've got have small pink combs (pinking up a bit more since I got them) but they've just been through a moult and are getting lovely feathers now. Can't have everything - feathers or eggs? Just like the girls to be happy (but I'd like the occasional egg too )
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    912+my3 = 915
    three Pekin Bantams one black one lavender one speckled

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    915 - the 2 I sold = 913 + the 2 hatched chicks = 915 again
    My girls found their way into my heart and now they nest there

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