Barnvelders....when do they lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by buckaroo's wife, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. buckaroo's wife

    buckaroo's wife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently acquired two barnvelder hens, 1 black crested white polish (white black crested polish? how do you word it?), and 1 welsummer hen. I've had them for over a week and no one is laying!! I'm antsy to see their beautiful brown Barnevlder eggs....the man I got the hens from said he hadn't seen any eggs from them yet. They were hatched in mid-late March. Should I be seeing eggs soon?!?! [​IMG]
     
  2. rockinpaints

    rockinpaints Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they should be laying, usually about 6 months (some breeds 7 months). Any day.........moving to a new home might set them back a little [​IMG]
     
  3. buckaroo's wife

    buckaroo's wife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm wondering if its also the lighting? I set up a makeshift coop inside my barn (not ideal, but had to use materials available and it is the safest place away from the neighbor's dog.... [​IMG] ) I leave a light on for them, but I'm wondering if they just aren't getting enough daylight...??
     
  4. rockinpaints

    rockinpaints Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With mine, when they are the first year layers the lighting doesn't seen to affect them as much as the veterans.
     

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