24 Week Old Pullets Not Laying Yet

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 3sacrowd, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. 3sacrowd

    3sacrowd Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    We have three 24 week old Pullets who have not started laying. Two of the three have bright red combs. The third has a paler comb. They are a silver laced wyandotte, a black australorp, and a golden sex link. The golden sex link has the palest of the combs of all three.

    We live in the Pacific Northwest and the daylight is definitely decreased but we do supplement the lighting.

    Anyone have any thoughts?

    Thanks!

    Kandi
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I predict eggs within 2 weeks.
     
  3. bcmama

    bcmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I too have two 24 week EE pullets that haven't started laying and two 23 week old silkie (girls?) that haven't started either. I hope sourland is right stating about two weeks, because I am waiting very patiently (hahaha).
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Sounds like they are almost ready. This time of year most new chickens don't need extra light, but I usually put a light on a timer from 6 AM to 6PM to make sure they lay well since I sell eggs.
     

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