Black sex-links still not laying at 20 weeks?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by playswithfowl, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. playswithfowl

    playswithfowl One Earth!

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    I have two 20- week old black sex-links that are almost 21 weeks old and they have still not started laying. Is something wrong? My red-sex link started laying 16 weeks of age, and has been laying every day since.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated, Playswithfowl
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    ..*sigh*....[​IMG]...i hear ya!..my blacks are also 20 weeks old..and no eggs!...and the combs are not doing much at all..[​IMG].....but my reds or goldens(are they the same thing?) combs are getting pretty red and they are only about 16/18 weeks old...[​IMG]..you know the old saying? "a watched pot never boils?"...i have given up watching for eggs....i choose to be "suprised!"[​IMG]..someday!....lol...good luck..Wendy
     
  3. scubagirl

    scubagirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 black sexlinks and only 1 is laying yet.

    so I figure the other 2 are not far behind, there are almost 24 weeks

    My one that is laying is such a good girl I get an egg from her every single day.

    Hang in there
     
  4. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    One black sex-link...still not laying at 23 weeks...and it's NOT a roo!
     
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm having the same issue along with spatcher, who I sold some Golden Comets to. Grrrr... Everything I read said they start to lay around 16 weeks. NOT TRUE!!! Just to let you know, spatcher, along with myself, are feeling your pain. [​IMG]
     
  6. playswithfowl

    playswithfowl One Earth!

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    One of them has a really red come and they other is starting to get red too. Both do the squatting thing. Ugh
     
  7. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    7 RIR here at 20 weeks and no eggs. I wish they'd hurry up!
     
  8. ears73

    ears73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chalk us up on the list of 20 week old Black Stars with no eggs yet [​IMG]

    No squatting as far as I can tell so far, but they are hanging out in the boxes and playing with the golf balls... gotta wait and see I guess!
     
  9. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ALL my hens are moulting and have quit laying, maybe for the year? Could it already be the shortening daylight? I have a jersey giant thats about 6 months old and have not seen one egg either.
     

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