24 weeks old and still no eggs.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CuteTxChicks, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. My Barred Rock hens are 24 weeks old now, and still no eggs. Can anyone tell me what age to expect them with this breed?
     
  2. CountryRoosterUSA

    CountryRoosterUSA Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 11 pullets all 24 weeks old. So far only 8 are laying and have been for about 3 or 4 weeks.
    There eggs range from small to medium. But I can tell they are slowly getting bigger.
     
  3. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

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    Our BR didn't start until 26 weeks. Our wellie held off until week 32. Every chicken is different, regardless of breed; it's a game of averages and sometimes you end up with outliers. Patience. [​IMG]
     
  4. peepacheep

    peepacheep Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have not had Barred Rocks but some of my Speckled Sussex and Buff Brahmas will take until 8 months. The slow to start laying pullets have always grown into my biggest hens.
     
  5. Thank you for the updates. My impatience grows daily, as my RSLs of the same age have been laying for over two weeks! Great big brown eggs.... . Ok, I'll hold off on freezer camp for a few more weeks! (LOL)
     
  6. Well, I guess the girls have been listening.... Got the first egg from the Barred Rocks today! 24 1/2 weeks old
     

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