28 weeks old and still no eggs....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by edster951, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. edster951

    edster951 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Blue / Splash Orpingtons...

    We are getting into winter here too...thought they would start laying as it is thier first winter, or is that a myth? Cockerells have started to crow.

    Cheers
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Orps are a larger non "production" breed so may be slower to start laying. Add shorter day lengths due to winter, they may wait till spring.
     
  3. edster951

    edster951 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Not what I wanted to hear. We're having to buy eggs at the moment, and I have over 25 egg layers (or non-layers) at the moment.
     
  4. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * They'll get there-- are they getting their oystershell??
     
  5. 2manyhats

    2manyhats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had Buff Orps. They'll lay great once they get started. I really liked the disposition and that they are a good duel breed. Don't get discouraged. Do you have power to your coop? You can add extra light to lengthen the days a bit.
     
  6. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    If they are doing the foot tapping squat...egg laying is not very far off!!! Hang in there..pretty soon you will be trying to figure out what to do with those two dozen eggs a day!!! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2008

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