20 week old hens making alot of noise no eggs?

Lockdown199

In the Brooder
5 Years
May 14, 2014
47
3
26
Bethlehem (Slingerlands) NY
My girls look to be of different ages, I've had them for 20 weeks and some look more mature then others. Also over the last week they
have been making a lot of noise especially the ones that look older. They have not laid yet and I think it could be the shorter days or change in temp.



the one in the back looks to be the oldest but not the noisiest.


 

Rhandi74

Songster
5 Years
Mar 31, 2014
687
98
148
East TN
They all look like they are close to laying. They are just practicing for the day they really lay. Several of my chickens nested and sang the egg song for a week before they started laying. :)
 

tcstoehr

Songster
Mar 25, 2014
417
47
124
Canby, Oregon
I think the fake eggs are a good idea. Seems like it could only help. The only problem I have with them is when I go to collect the real eggs I have to stop and figure out which one is the fake.
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Rhandi74

Songster
5 Years
Mar 31, 2014
687
98
148
East TN
I think the fake eggs are a good idea. Seems like it could only help. The only problem I have with them is when I go to collect the real eggs I have to stop and figure out which one is the fake. :confused:

Lol... That is funny. I quit using them once my girls started laying they all still do a good job of laying in the boxes. The younger ones learn from the older ones. I also have a very supportive rooster that shows the newbies where to nest and how to sing the egg song when they are close to laying.
 

Lockdown199

In the Brooder
5 Years
May 14, 2014
47
3
26
Bethlehem (Slingerlands) NY
I told my neighbor that they were making a lot of noise and that it might mean that they are getting close to laying so she's over 10 times a day checking the run coop and boxes. I think they might have started laying and she's keeping them.
 

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