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Barred Rock and RIR Not Laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sgarrison, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. sgarrison

    sgarrison In the Brooder

    Aug 30, 2008
    Slate Hill, NY
    Help! I have 2 Barred Rocks and 2 RIR, none of them have layed, they are all 24 weeks!
    They have a nesting box, we put a gold ball in it, have layer feed, I can't think of what else to try.
    Has anyone had this problem before? Any suggestions?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Like other animals including humans, they do not all reach puberty/laying age at the same time. 20-22 weeks is common to start for production strains of leghorns and such. Others can take 6-8 months to lay. As long as they have layer feed 24/7 and nowhere to hide eggs, you just gotta wait.

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