6 Months NO EGGs. VERY CONCERNED

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by snowhorse, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. snowhorse

    snowhorse Pantry Brook Farm

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    i have 15 chickens. 2 Roos. They were born end of May Early June. And no a one has layed an egg. Any ideas on what would do this? Its winter here. Days are shorter but I thought I would have atleast one. I have Buff Orps. Jersey Giants Ees. Polish
     
  2. tdgill

    tdgill Chillin' With My Peeps

    you might get christmas eggs!! :)
     
  3. fancbrd4me02

    fancbrd4me02 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I wouldn't worry too much. They will probably start laying in the spring when it is warmer. I have a couple of Barred Rocks that were born in January and they just started laying this month (december). Same with an orpington ad giant cochin I have - just started laying from Septemer thru this month december. Thing is, once these heavier breeds start laying, they are really good reliable layers for a long time.
     
  4. poultrypatch

    poultrypatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Snowhorse: I too live in MA...towards the Cape. I have 6 RIR and they just started to lay last wk at 25 wks. Only...perhaps ...2 of them are doing their job ! But that's ok. I have a bunch of 15 wk olds but don't expect them to lay until March, due to the winter. It's so darn cold here I don't think I'd lay an egg either. I can't wait to see what will happen when they see that "up to 25 INCHES" of snow we are supposed to start getting later on.
    Just have a little more patience and you too will be rewarded ! :))
    Liz
    Rochester, MA
     
  5. snowhorse

    snowhorse Pantry Brook Farm

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    So shortly after I posted this, I had eggs....I guess all I had to do was complain hahaha![​IMG]
     
  6. poultrypatch

    poultrypatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Snowhorse.....CONGRATS on the eggs !!!! Now I have 3 of my 6 RIR laying and a 17 wk old little Frizzled Cochin Banty . Didn't expect the Banty until March or so.

    Liz
    Rochester, MA
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats!


    I was going to be a smarty pants and tell you not to expect eggs from the roos. [​IMG]
     
  8. Woods_Woman

    Woods_Woman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About time huh...Congrats on the eggs. [​IMG]
     
  9. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you want eggs all year buy chickens bred for egg production and give 14 hours of light. The best are red sexlinks. I prefer ISA Browns myself.
     
  10. snowhorse

    snowhorse Pantry Brook Farm

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    I actually just put an order in for Rhode Island Reds. But I think at this point I may have 3 or 4 different hens laying! I need a timer to get more light, but we are over the shorest day of the year and it should get lighter and lighter which will be good [​IMG]
     

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