25 weeks and no eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HorsesandBirds, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. HorsesandBirds

    HorsesandBirds Out Of The Brooder

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    I have three Barred Rock hens who are 25 weeks and we haven't seen a single egg. When do they start laying? Are we doing something wrong?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    what are you doing?
     
  3. wyandotte freak

    wyandotte freak Out Of The Brooder

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  4. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine is around 28 weeks ... no eggs yet
     
  5. IroquoisEgg

    IroquoisEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girl is about the same age and no eggs, but we didn't get our 1st eggs around here until they were about 30 weeks or so, those being from a wyandotte and a white leghorn. when the time is right it will happen.
     
  6. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i had a buff orpington that did not lay until 29 weeks last year
     
  7. LivinNewDreamInND

    LivinNewDreamInND Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in the same boat. I have 15, 24 week olds and no eggs! To make things worse the one rooster that snuck into the pullet order is a jerk and attacks me everytime he gets the chance. When I went to the grocery store yesterday I bought 4 packages of raw "natural" chicken and a roasted chicken, to the sum of $35+..... Not to mention the 2 dozen "local" eggs from another state. I am really starting to think something is wrong with this equation. [​IMG]
     
  8. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a group of Columbian Rocks (LF) that are 28 weeks old and no eggs yet either. I think we are fighting the decreasing sunlight daily and that is part of the issue.

    I also understand that where your birds came from can effect laying as well. If your birds came from a "breeder" of SOP quality fowl, they just might not lay until next Spring as they have the original instincts of the breed to not lay until it is "chick rearing time"...hatchery type bird have been bred for egg production and therefore should start laying sooner

    Anxiously waiting with you.....

    Here's to hoping!!
     
  9. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    Not doing anything wrong [​IMG] unless of course you are with holding food and water... That would be wrong lol.

    I have a Barred Rock who will be 27 or 28 weeks this week and no eggs yet for me [​IMG] don't worry it'll happen!
     
  10. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    They will lay when they are ready, they might start a bit late now because of the decreasing daylight.
     

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