6 months old and no eggs yet

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BrittK7, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. BrittK7

    BrittK7 New Egg

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    Hi everyone! My ladies are just over 6 months old and we still have yet to get any eggs. They are either in their coop or their run so I know they're not hiding them somewhere in the yard. I was told by a friend to not give them layer pellets until they start laying. Should I stick with grower until they start laying or are they not laying because I haven't switched them to layer feed? I've also read that if I put a golf ball in their nesting box that may stimulate them to lay. But then again I don't want to rush them if they're not ready. Help!!
     
  2. El Polo Loco

    El Polo Loco New Egg

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    Walmart sells wooden eggs in their craft department that work perfect. I fairly new to this but I have had success with my flock (18 hens and 1 Easter Egg Rooster) Make sure that they're getting enough light as well as heat at night. Now that's it's starting to cool down its about time to give them a warm place at night.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. steven29128

    steven29128 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some chickens just take longer to lay.
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  5. brotchicks

    brotchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    What breed are your chickens?
     
  6. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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    I would keep them on grower feed until they are laying.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If your hens have enlarged red combs and squat when you touch their backs, they are close to laying.
     
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  8. BrittK7

    BrittK7 New Egg

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    We have 3 black australorps, 3 welsummers, and 3 barred rocks. One of the barred rocks did squat when I touched her a couple days ago. But she was the only one and it was the first time any of them have done anything like that. They are definitely investigating their nesting boxes too. 2 out of 4 boxes have lots of feathers and little chicken bum imprints. Just no eggs.
     
  9. N F C

    N F C eggnog time! Premium Member Project Manager

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    It sounds like they are thinking about it anyway. Some things you just can't hurry...they'll lay when they are good and ready. Little rascals!
     
  10. myhen7coop

    myhen7coop Out Of The Brooder

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    I feel for you my first hen would not lay at six months
     

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