Chickens never started laying? (April Born)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mez2112, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. Mez2112

    Mez2112 New Egg

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    Hello,

    I am looking for some advice. I got some April born Chickens. 2 are Rhode Island Reds, and 2 are Black Sex linked. My Rhode Islands have been laying eggs since September. I get one each day from those two. However the other two are still not laying, and have yet to lay. I tried golf balls in the egg nesting, and with the other two I figured they would figure it out. I have a good sized coop, and a large run. They have all the comforts they need, and they also get out of the run each day weather permitting. I am at a loss as to why these two are not having eggs yet.

    I have two Barred Rocks born in late August, and they are developing their crowns now. I know they soon will be laying eggs as well, and I plan to mix them in with the others soon as well. I am hoping maybe those other 2 will help induce the Black ones to start laying.

    Any advice?

    Thanks,

    Aaron
     
  2. jakeinater

    jakeinater New Egg

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    Ive got 4 chickens born in march in my flock and only one has been laying (but she started yesterday!) it just takes a while for some chickens to start laying, if you live in a n area that gets less daylight this time of year try giving them some supplementary light.
     
  3. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you sure only the RIR are laying? Just because you get two eggs doesn't mean all 4 aren't laying, unless of course you see the RIRs lay every egg. 2 eggs from 4 chickens is quite normal in the fall especially if you don't add light.
     
  4. Mez2112

    Mez2112 New Egg

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    The ones that have been laying, I have seen the RIR's only doing so. I know it slows down even more in the following couple months, esp since I do live where it is getting dark at 5 PM ugh!!! I figured by March they all should be laying Eggs pretty good since the weather will be getting nicer and also more daylight.
     

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