29 weeks and no eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sylverfly, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. Sylverfly

    Sylverfly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2009
    Northeastern Michigan
    I have 2 German New Hampshire hens, they are beautiful and almost 30 weeks old now but have yet to lay an egg, not even a bit of interest in the nest boxes, and zero possibility of laying eggs elsewhere. The 2 splash Marans hens that hatched the same day have been laying for a while now too. So are German New Hampshire slower then most or do I have 2 little dud hens? Most of my reliable layers are in molt and still laying some just not well, and not the best eggs right now and I wish these 2 would pull their own weight plus my German New Hampshire rooster is getting impatient with them.
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    They may be not laying because there aren't enough daylight hours. When daylight hours decrease past fourteen or so, many birds stop laying/won't start laying. They may not start laying until spring.

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