Discourged Americana's 32 weeks still no eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dave W21, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. Dave W21

    Dave W21 New Egg

    May 13, 2015
    Woods Cross, Utah
    I have 2 Americana's 32 weeks and no eggs yet. Their run is 2000 sq feet.
    4 other hens. Coop is 4 ft off the ground a 4x4x4 with 3 nesting boxes.
    I clean it every week.
    I spoil my chicken they live at the hen house hilton. Every other hen lays like a champ these Americanas notta. I'm discouraged. Any thoughts 32 weeks come on free loaders.
  2. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

    Mar 3, 2011
    The Land of Enchantment
    Hi Dave,

    I've heard that chickens may not lay until they get about 14 hours of daylight (Spring) unless they were laying already. Some of my older ones have stopped for the winter or have cut back their egg production drastically. My youngsters are 24 weeks and I'm still waiting on their first egg.

    Are their combs red and are they squatting for you?
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I too agree it could be a lack of daylight hours causing your delayed egg production. If they are close to point of lay do you have them on a layer feed now? You can also pop over to the egg laying section. Here is the link ~https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/18/chicken-behaviors-and-egglaying
    I'm sure other members could shed more light for you.

    Good luck and enjoy BYC :frow
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I don't blame you, I would have thought they'd start laying before such a shortening of daylight hours. Are you certain they are all pullets?
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you have joined us.

    I agree with drumstick diva's reply. The latest I have heard of is 24 weeks of age to start laying.
  6. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us.


    Feel free to post pics so we can help determine if you, indeed, have pullets and not cockerels. If they are in fact pullets, then most likely the shortening of daylight is responsible for their delayed onset of lay.
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  8. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    If you are sure you don't have cockerels I hope you get eggs soon. They aren't by any chance molting are they?
  9. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed


    Alright Dave, [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]

    I have had some of the EE chickens take some time to produce some eggs and one hen took as long as a year but I finally sold her as a excellent EE hen will be producing in as little as 20 weeks and if left alone will do 6 eggs a week ......
  10. 7littlegirls

    7littlegirls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2015
    Long Island NY
    Hi Dave [​IMG] Welcome to BYC! I have a Welsummer that is 34 weeks and still no egg. I believe she is going thru a mild molt right now so that is adding time on. She is one of my favorite girls so if she lays, she lays, if not, oh well.

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