egg laying question..?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pefferlawchicken, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two 20 week old hens that are very big full wattles bright pink, and they are still not laying is their anyway to help tell when they will lay or how to help make them lay they are both on layer feed.

    Also i just bought two hens from the farmers market yesterday and the guy said the banty OEGB was already laying so i can belive it because her wattles are bright pink same as her comb, so along with our other new bird , buff oprinton they are all getting alon but no eggs so what can i do? they sleep in the dark at night and are let outside at about 11 am so what can i do to promote laying.
     
  2. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone...
     
  3. Hippie Chickie

    Hippie Chickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For the 2 20 weekers the only thing that will help them is time. With the 2 you just got at auction it may take a few days before they lay again due to being in a new place. I know not the answer you were looking for!
     
  4. Cackling Hen

    Cackling Hen Just Scratching Around

    Apr 21, 2009
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    From my experience you just have to wait for nature to take its course I did notice my girls faces getting redder so I know thats a sign when there ready they will lay. I got my first egg yetsreday [​IMG] 18 week old bantams. I thought i was never gunna get an egg!!!! Soon for you I hope
     
  5. Country4ever

    Country4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, you need just a tincture of time. But you might try putting a couple golfballs in the nesting box.
     

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