Buff Orpington and Welsummer waiting patiently for them to start laying???

Ol Grey Mare

One egg shy of a full carton. .....
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I have 4 BO and 1 Welsummer that are 28 weeks and still no eggs. It's driving me crazy waiting.. My other hens started laying at 22-24 weeks..

Can you post some photos of them? We might be able to give you a better idea of how close to or far away from the onset of production they are. What is their current diet?
ETA - also, are you certain they are not producing? Depending on the other breeds of birds you currently have (if you do have) you can often miss a new egg in the box if they start off without giving you those adorable tiny pullet eggs (have one bird that started off with whoppers and has kept right on trucking - only reason I knew it was here is she is my only OE in the bunch, had she laid plain brown I would have attributed it to one of my older hens). Also, if they were hatchery sourced birds it's important to consider you may be looking for a particularly dark/speckled egg from your Welsummer and miss seeing her start laying since they often don't produce what you expect due to being production bred vs. having been focus bred for egg color.
 
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Chquinta

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Ok I'll have to go out there in a min and will take new pics. I know the Welsummer and 1 BO have bigger waddles then the other 3 BOs but no squating yet.

They get laying pellets and oyster shells but some meal worms occasionally plus some fruits but no everyday.
 

Chquinta

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Jan 9, 2015
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Moss Hill, Texas
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This is my welsummer
 

Chquinta

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5 Years
Jan 9, 2015
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2
63
Moss Hill, Texas
I have 4 other hens that lay everyday give or take 1 day each off. So I get 4 eggs most days 2 off white pink from my 2EE's and 1 jumbo brown and 1 regular brown. I have thought about that cuz some times I get some speckles on the 1 regular brown egg but then that would mean that hen wouldn't be laying since its everyday I get that egg.
 

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