Are my chickens broken?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jenny1, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Jenny1

    Jenny1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    27 weeks old. Two of the three arent laying STILL! The barred rocks comb is getting slightly bigger and redder. ... the easter egger still looks the same. Do I give up and make soup?
     
  2. Mac14

    Mac14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say the barred rocks are close. Wait for the others. :)
     
  3. LeJeune1

    LeJeune1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because the days are getting shorter, it may take a while. Hens need the light to stimulate their egg-laying gears :eek:) If you have an automatic timer on for 14 hours you'd get eggs.
     
  4. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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  5. Jenny1

    Jenny1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have little solar powered lights that come on at dusk and then fade off.... still nada. They arent super bright, but I was under the impression they dont have to be. Been using them for about 4 weeks.
     
  6. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

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    EEs have a reputation for being slow to start laying and BRs have a reputation for starting early. However, every chicken is different and some take a long time to get going and some start very young, regardless of breed. Be patient. One of mine didn't start laying until 36 weeks.
     
  7. PrairieChickens

    PrairieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give them more time. They will start laying soon.
     
  8. Jenny1

    Jenny1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys...
     
  9. Jenny1

    Jenny1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, new brighter incandesent (not LED) light put in. Better timing system. Any guesses on how long til I get eggs?
     
  10. cortner1195

    cortner1195 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a chicken,....we will call "it" Pat. I will wait for her to lay eggs as long as it takes. Until He crows. Then the waiting is over. I have two younger chickens that are not really laying yet. I got them from Craigslist, and they are lovely birds, but I don't know their exact age. It will happen..... :) Very exciting when you start getting the eggs!
     

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