Black Stars not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TheChicInnKeeper, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. TheChicInnKeeper

    TheChicInnKeeper Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 Black Star chicks that are about 22 or 23 weeks old. I saw our rooster on one of them last week - she is the one with the most developed comb & waddle. How much longer until she lays?

    Thanks!
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Every hen has her own cycle for laying. I have had pullets start laying at 18 weeks on the dot and I have had hens not lay until 30+ weeks. The rooster mating the pullets has nothing at all to do with them being ready to lay eggs. Patience. They will come.
     
  3. TheChicInnKeeper

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    Hey Miss Prissy!!!

    She layed today!!! A HUGE beautiful brown egg!! Her name is Wilhemina and now she's giving our Leghorn "Lucy" a run for her money!! I'm so excited!!

    Thanks, Miss Prissy, for all you do! I appreciate it.

    Cyndi
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yayy for 1st eggs! [​IMG]
     

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