Almost 5 months and still no eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by thewobsers, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. thewobsers

    thewobsers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, maybe i am rushing things here, maybe a bit impatient?
    our chickens, barred rocks, australorps,rhode island reds,golden laced wyandottes, and delawares will be 5 months old in a week and the roosters are crowing and trying to fertilize the hens but NO EGGS.
    I have been speaking kindly with the girls every morning, a pep talk of sorts, to encourage them and cheer them on to egg laying, but not even a hint of interest.
    Is it coming anytime soon or do i need to change things?
    they are on start n grow by purina and get our table scraps daily. they are in the run and we catch all kinds of bugs for them, they get apples from the trees and live in clean conditions. I truly think they are some of the most spoiled in habitants on our property next to the children and cats.
    i know it will happen eventually, guess i need to "quit lifting the lid on the cooking pot" as momma used to tell me.

    COuld i do anything to help them?
     
  2. turnerstar31

    turnerstar31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should be laying here pretty soon. I think you at least have a couple of weeks though as the norm is like 22-24 weeks if I remember right. Good luck with them and before you know it you will have some eggs.
     
  3. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    I'm in the same boat my dear, except I don't give a pep talk, I issue ultimatums.
     
  4. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    My EE is 7 months and no eggs yet [​IMG]
     
  5. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    keep waiting they will probably start laying when they are 22-24 weeks old.
    Mine still have ~ 5 weeks to go.
     
  6. newchick49

    newchick49 Out Of The Brooder

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    My NHR started laying a week ago, she was 23 weeks at that time. I have another that should start anytime. Good Luck!
     
  7. menageriemama

    menageriemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2008
    Lake Nebagamon, WI
    Do they have a run? Mine always start laying wherever they happen to be, so once they reach "that age", I walk the run carefully each day looking for the prizes.
     
  8. shy

    shy Out Of The Brooder

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    I was in the same boat. My Gold Laced Wyandotte is 22 weeks now. From 20 weeks on, she looked like she was ready to lay any day. I waited everyday for two weeks. And today, finally I found my first egg. I am so excited! It will come before you know it.
     
  9. thewobsers

    thewobsers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you for the encouragement,
    still waiting, they are 5 weeks old now.
    i will probably be "BUH BUH BUHKAWKING" as loud as they are when the event happens...
    so pathetic, i know.[​IMG]
     
  10. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are just under 19 weeks old and I am excited!
     

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