- Aug 13, 2012
I have 23 week old chickens and have no eggs and no crowing. What is going on? When will they lay?
no i havent noticed any squatting and their combs are dark pink to light red. i am not sure which are pullets and which are cockriels because they are Easter eggers and have a pea comb which i am not used to so i dont know the difference bettween male and female. I just started in may of this year so i am still learning. I love my chickens to death they are so funny and have the best personalitys.Waiting is such a drag! Many of mine are going through a molt, so even the ones that were laying (older girls I bought because I was impatient waiting for my original chicks to get old enough, lol) stopped laying. But there is hope! Some of my original girls have started to lay in the last week:
1 RIR - 25 weeks old
1 BA - 25 weeks old
2 BO - 32 weeks old
1 LH - 25.5 weeks old
I'm new to chickens, just started in April of this year, but I have seen posts on here that say that molting and waning daylight hours effect egg production, or postpone the start of laying. Several people have lights in their coops set with timers to give their hens at least 14 hours of light each day.
Are any of them squatting when you get near them? That can be a sign that they are nearing POL, but not all do it. And none of mine do.
What is the color & size of their combs? The combs get larger and go from pink to red when the hormones kick in.