26 weeks?!?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by roocrazy, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
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    and no eggs!!! any guesses when they'll come?
     
  2. stilldeb

    stilldeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some 26 weekers with no eggs from them yet, either, but they are Sultans so I wasn't expecting much. My average has always been around 24-26 weeks; hopefully, you will see eggs soon.
     
  3. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breeds? Some of them are later than others. I had several "production breeds" that didn't start until 26 weeks, but then some of the Easter Eggers didn't start until 28 1/2 weeks. Are the combs and wattles bright red? Any squatting? Are they vocal? Have they started investigating the nest boxes?
     
  4. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Knocking on 30 weeks now with my Welsummer and Sussex girls. Sigh.
     
  5. Prisserbabe

    Prisserbabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Vocal? like are they practicing the egg song? and going BRAWWWWWWWWW!!!! [​IMG] mine are
     
  6. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Vocal? like are they practicing the egg song? and going BRAWWWWWWWWW!!!! [​IMG] mine are

    Yep. Exactly. Only I wouldn't call it a "song" more of a painfully screechy squawk!!!
     
  7. ChickenLove123

    ChickenLove123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just shy of 26 weeks here... no eggs yet from my black star nor my aracauna. My leghorn/orpington has also stopped laying since having a broody spell that lasted a couple days... about 2 1/2 weeks ago. Everyone's comb is brightening up, so hopefully sometime before spring, I'll have some eggs...

    Sigh.
     
  8. Manningjw

    Manningjw Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Our chickens are right around 26 weeks old and still waiting on our Silver Laced Wyandotte, Blue Andalusian, New Hampshire, and one of our Black Australorps to start laying.
     
  9. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    they started sqatting and singing along time ago
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    What breed? Some breeds are slower to mature than others.

    I've got a 33 week old welsummer I'm still waiting on.
     

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