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post #11 of 15

Thanks for this thread! I was worried as we are in the same situation but its only been 5 days since we got them.......so now i will relax and wait :)

post #12 of 15

I have 6 females and 8 males, all Ancona.  I hatched them and they are almost 8 months old and not laying.  Seems like they should be laying by now, wouldn't you think?

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Originally Posted by KHoward View Post
 

I have 6 females and 8 males, all Ancona.  I hatched them and they are almost 8 months old and not laying.  Seems like they should be laying by now, wouldn't you think?

Shorter daylight days may have something to do with it and also that is alot of drakes to females. Are they girls constantly being bred? That can cause stress and no eggs.

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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Originally Posted by Miss Lydia View Post
 

Shorter daylight days may have something to do with it and also that is alot of drakes to females. Are they girls constantly being bred? That can cause stress and no eggs.


X2.  Separate the drakes out and see if you get any eggs.  It may be harder for them to start this time of year, though.  Good luck.

post #15 of 15

Thanks for the feedback.  Since this post I sold a trio and processed four drakes.  Now I am at 2 males to 4 females.  I have the ability to put a low watt light on in their pen at night which could help.

 

Thanks and I will let you know if there is a change.

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