6 mo. still no eggs!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hwlchickmama, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Hwlchickmama

    Hwlchickmama Out Of The Brooder

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    My 8 girls 2 Ameraucanas, 2 Buff Orpingtons, a Plymouth Rock, 2 Golden laced Wyandottes and a silver laced Wyandotte are 6mo old and I still have no eggs!!! They have nest boxes and they go in them and "make nests" but all they do is poop!!! No eggs!!! What am I doing wrong?!?!?!?[​IMG]
     
  2. Crazy4mypeeps

    Crazy4mypeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your not doing anything wrong. You should get eggs from the Wyandottes any time now, from what I've read here. I know that my Ameraucanas didn't start laying until they were almost 8 months old. I thought they would never start. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. mommissan

    mommissan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing. I have 5 girls that are 6 months that haven't laid yet. Just not ready. Short daylight might be slowing the eggs? Maybe add some artificial light?
     
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  4. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, if they free range they could be hiding them. The day light might have something to do with it as well. What you could do is put a golf ball or any ball or egg shape that size in the nest box. That sort of jump starts them and gives them an idea what is suppose to be in the nest box. They will stop pooping in there soon. It's just one of those things that will pass.
     
  5. FeistyChikin

    FeistyChikin Out Of The Brooder

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    My EE just started laying last week. It took her 7 and 1/2 months. Just be patient. It will happen.
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  6. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. My EE's were the last to lay at 28 1/2 weeks. I know the wait is torturous, but once they start laying you won't even remember it!
     
  7. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    The latest one of mine laid was 36 weeks. The rest were about 30-32. You're doing fine.
     
  8. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    me too .. so frustrating.. i thought that maybe my EEs were hiding them in the yard so they've been on lock up for a full week now and still no eggs.. aaghhhh

    good luck to you..
    blessed be )O(Pink
     
  9. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Some breeds take longer....my Orloffs & Light Sussex didn't lay until 9 to 10 months. [​IMG]
     
  10. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2011
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    i have two LF dark Brahama girls and they are getting the idea.. they have each gone in the box and sat in there for a long time fidgeting around untll one of the girls who needs the box runs them out.. for some reason they will only use one box I have 2 other set up exactly the same and nope they know the difference and will wait in a line to get into the original box.. weird? or normal?
     

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