Almost 5 months and not laying? Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ab333, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. ab333

    ab333 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    I do keep a light on in the coop for heat, they are not outside much, due to Wi. weather. When do you think I should expect some eggs? The are ee, orphingtons and barred rocks.
    Thanks
    Amy
     
  2. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Normal! two to four more weeks. Faces..combs and waddles will get redder!
     
  3. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    Some birds mature slower than others and some breeds seem to be less like like to start laying in the winter months. I've know quite a few people with EEs that don't start laying until spring. The signs they are close to laying are bright red combs, and squating when you reach down to touch them. I like this chart because it gives you an idea about when to expect your hens to begin laying. Five months and not laying is not unusual, 25 weeks is considered sort of an average.

    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html
     
  4. swimmom

    swimmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My SLW was just over 7 months when she first laid. Hate to say the "P" word, but.... patience. Eggs will come [​IMG]
     
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  5. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    yep still got some time, its like waiting for Christmas seems to take forever lol
     
  6. ab333

    ab333 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone!!
     
  7. Quillgirl

    Quillgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My sex link began laying at around 5.5 months, and I anticipated her being the early one. All others began at 7-8 months.
     
  8. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Patience grasshopper... [​IMG] very normal.
     
  9. BlueEggCo-op

    BlueEggCo-op New Egg

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    Our EE's laid their first at 26 weeks (about a week ago) - and only 2 of the 20 are laying...the good news is, when I posted my first "What is wrong, where are the eggs" post - they laid THAT DAY! Hopefully you'll have a surprise this evening!
     
  10. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    32 weeks is not all that uncommon.
     

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