6 months old

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RogerTheChicken, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. RogerTheChicken

    RogerTheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just realized my chicks from September are now 6 months old and no eggs, the roosters are not trying to breed the hens either, they all have small combs, should I be worried?
     
  2. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what breed are they? i've had some breeds wait almost 8 months before starting to lay.
     
  3. RogerTheChicken

    RogerTheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies
    Polish
    Campines
     
  4. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this isn't exact, but based on my and others experience, this is kinda what i've seen
    silkies- 7-9 months old
    polish- 6 months sometimes, 8-9 months more common, some wait a whole year
    campines- not as familiar with this breed, but i think they are usually in the 6-7 month range
     
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  5. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Watch their combs go from pale pink to bright red and for them to begin "playing house" and making a mess in the nest boxes. Then you can be fairly certain eggs are not very far from happening. It shouldn't be long now! Hang in there!
     
  6. RogerTheChicken

    RogerTheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed today that the roosters were trying to mate the hens, I also have some polish that are 9 months old and still haven't laid eggs either
     

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