BCM and BO that are 35 weeks old and have not laid yet! Help?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by joecontreras, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. joecontreras

    joecontreras Out Of The Brooder

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    I looked around the forums and didn't see anything on this so here goes:
    I have some Black Copper Marans and some Buff Orpingtons that I got the first week of February this year and they have not started laying yet. I have raised RIRs, EEs, Silkies, and White Leghorns before and they all laid around 18 - 20 weeks at most. What is going on? They are all large and healthy looking and have plenty of food and water daily.
     
  2. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do not know what to say except maybe they are late layer. Could be the weather also keeping them from starting.
     
  3. joecontreras

    joecontreras Out Of The Brooder

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    It has been a hot summer here in Florida but it has cooled down nicely over the last few weeks. Hopefully, they will start soon. I am getting worried about diseases or mites, etc. Never had that problem before though.
     
  4. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can they have a nest somewhere other then the nest box?
     

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