egg laying

  1. HollyJB

    Do these girls look healthy - 8 months old and still no eggs.

    Hi everyone. I've been wondering about my 3 pekin bantam girls for some time. I got them as day old chicks at the end of March, so they are now 8 months old. When googling around, it seems you can expect pekins to start laying between 6 and 8 months of age. They're obviously now at the later end...
  2. NatureGirl74

    Hen stopped laying

    My black sexlink was laying an egg every day. For the past month she hasn't laid a single one. My production red hasn't laid any eggs at all. The hens are 6 months old. They're on a high protein layer feed too. Are they okay or is there something wrong?
  3. SophiaLinn

    Any ideas as to when my pullets might start laying?

    I have 3 golden laced wyandottes, 2 easter eggers, a buff orpington, and a black australorp. They are just over 20 weeks now and have been on their new layer feed since about 18 1/2 weeks (mixed with their old food for a week to avoid digestive issues). I'm just wondering if there are any clues...
  4. L

    Hey hey

    Just joining the conversation but have been reading for some time. Thanks for being a great source of information! We got our girls at the end of March. 4 Leghorns, 2 Buff Orpington, 2 Speckled Sussex. We lost one of our leghorn as a pullet. But the 7 have been doing great. As expected from my...
  5. Pentatonchix Mama

    When to Open Nesting Boxes? (also, what type of fake egg)

    Hey Everyone,:frow I have five chicks who just turned 16 weeks old yesterday. In our coop, we have blocked off the nesting boxes (so the chickies don't go in and sleep or poop). When should we unblock them and fill them with shavings? Also, what should we put inside so the chicks know where to...
  6. Malfean

    When to prepare the nests for egglaying

    In my coop, the roost sits opposite of where the nests will be. Currently, I have 6 milk crates and have placed them on a nice shelving unit that the girls can access. To make sure they don't roost in the nesting boxes, I currently have them turned over so they're just sitting there like a...
  7. M

    New Egg Layer dropping 2 shell less eggs per night

    Hello! New to the forum and new to keeping chickens! I have 4 White Rocks and 1 Plymouth Rock that are about 5-6 months old. Two of them just started laying 5 days ago. A third one has started "pooping" out 2 eggs a night without any shells. She drops them while she is roosting. I have read that...
  8. DontChickenOut14

    How many eggs did you get today?

    How many eggs did y'all get from your hens today? I got four from four hens! I'm so proud of my girls! 😄
  9. Maddog_photog

    When to start Oyster Shell?

    At what age do I begin providing Oyster Shell to my female duckie? She currently sits at 16-weeks old. I haven’t gotten any eggs yet.
  10. Little Chicken Lady

    When did your bantam cochins start laying?

    When did your bantam cochins start laying? Mine is 13 weeks old with bright red comb and wattles, and she squats when I put my hand over her back. I wasn't expecting eggs anytime soon because I've heard that cochins take a long time to mature, but she appears to be ready to lay. Is it possible...
  11. DontChickenOut14

    My hen has been pacing back and forth in the run for hours, and has not laid an egg yet even though it's 11:17 am!

    Could anyone tell me why my hen Bertha is pacing and squawking loudly? And why she hasn't laid an egg yet (she usually lays much earlier)? Thanks in advance.
  12. Watermeat

    Eggs getting stuck and changing color

    Now, I have two different types of chickens. Half of them are Easter Eggers, and half lay brown eggs. Recently, the chickens that lay our brown eggs have been having a few issues with laying their eggs. They have gotten stuck three times now in the last week. And today, they were all suddenly...
  13. G

    First time out a DOUBLE!

    This is my first time raising chickens. I noticed that one of my 4 girls, Dexi, was getting kinda fluffy in the butt and her face was coloring nicely. She is only 124 days old today. Still, I put the nesting box on the coop this Sunday afternoon. Dexi started going in and trying it out for...
  14. DontChickenOut14

    One of my chickens started laying eggs almost 1 week ago, but the others haven't started yet. Why?

    I have 4 ISA Brown chickens who are almost 17 weeks old. One of them started laying eggs a while back, but none of the others have started yet. I am feeding them adult food from Purina. Why haven't they started laying yet? Are they too young or am I doing something wrong?
  15. DontChickenOut14

    Has anyone ever drained any of their hen's first eggs and saved it?

    I decided to drain my first egg from my current flock, spray a clear coat of spray-paint on it, and keep it. Has anyone else done anything like this? (Also I'm attaching a pic of said egg.)
  16. Tlco

    Is it too hot for my hens to lay?

    I have had chickens off and on most of my life and I am 58 yrs old so a little perplexed. Right now I have 2 Dark Brahmans 7 mo mo old, 2 Self Blue Cochins 6 1/2 mo old and 2 Brabanter 6 mo old (all hens no roosters). I feed a high quality feed for multi flock, fresh greens, fresh water and...
  17. C

    Newbie looking for some help im kinda worried

    Hi all!!! I'm new to having chickens. my other half has some experience but not enough to help with my question. I have been having some issues with my chickens. they were laying perfect before we got them, for a few days after we got them and then it changed. only one was laying then they both...
  18. Jessica 123

    When are my chickens gonna lay eggs!

    Hello, So I have a question about getting ready for chickens that are about to lay eggs. My chickens are coming on to 18 weeks of age around the time I assume they are getting ready to lay. I have many different breeds: Easter Eggers, Plymouth Rock, Rhode Island Rd, Wyandotte, Orpington, and...
  19. S

    Chickens not laying regularly

    I have searched and searched, read and read, but I am not sure what is the issue with MY girls. I have 4 chickens, this is their second laying season. I am getting mostly 1 egg per day. last year I got almost one egg per day from the chickens. Often I find that they have dropped an egg in the...
  20. Cocohens

    Flock advise

    I brought home my 5 girls last week. 3 brown pullets, a 2 year old Buff laced Wyandotte and a 18 week old Ayam Cemani. They all came from the same pen on a large farm. the 3 browns have laid everyday and seem happy as Larry. The Wyandotte seems somewhat withdrawn and has laid no eggs, and the...
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