Dominique pullets not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HFC, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. HFC

    HFC Out Of The Brooder

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    I have four Dominique pullets almost seven months old that haven't laid an egg yet. The RIR and Aracaunas they are with (older hens) lay just fine. Do they start laying later than other breeds or am I doing something wrong?
     
  2. HFC

    HFC Out Of The Brooder

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    ttt

    Anybody??
     
  3. Wolfpacker

    Wolfpacker Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. HFC

    HFC Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks, wolfpacker. That helps to know that I'm not alone. I'll just write it off to shorter days and hang on to them.
     
  5. JFL1950

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    did you raise them or purchase them?
    I had two buff's that I was told were laying age but one started a month later the other two months later.
     
  6. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    some breeds of chickens take longer to start laying.i bet yours will lay in a month or so.the shorter days does affect a hens laying.
     
  7. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    Some breeds do take longer than others to start laying. My Jerseys usually are about 6 months old before they start. Also, this is the time of year that most hens slow down or completely stop laying, due to molting and shorter days. Egg laying is stimulated by longer days causing hormonal changes in the hen. If you want your girls to lay, you could create a longer day for them by putting a light in their coop. They basically need 14 hrs. of "daylight" in order to be stimulated into laying. Some people put timers on the light to turn it on before dawn, then again for a few hours after dusk.
     

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