25 week old hens not laying yet

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RhondaRae, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. RhondaRae

    RhondaRae New Egg

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    I bought 3 black laced golden Wyandotte pullets hatched April 1st. Wondering if the jokes on me (April Fools day) cause they're still not lay'n and Internet says 19-22 weeks. I moved them in with my 3 hen 1 roo flock at 20 weeks. There are 3 nest locations. There's no sign of egg eating. They'be been 100% in coop only for past 8 days while I was on vacation but I let out to free range about hour & half daylight remainig most evenings. Any thoughts?
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I typed "when do Wyandottes lay" into the BYC search box and a couple old threads popped up. One person a little over 18 weeks. Another said it was 25 weeks and still waiting. Still another said it was 30 weeks til they saw an egg. Looks like a wide range with this breed! You might try that same search for more responses. Good luck to you!
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Are they showing signs starting to lay? Reddening of the comb, wattles, face and submissive squatting? Is your roo mating with them?

    Regardless, it seems like its a game of patience - one of the worst games invented [​IMG]

    Good luck
    CT
     

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