Egyptian Fayoumis Not Laying ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pullorroo, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. pullorroo

    pullorroo In the Brooder

    Sep 21, 2008
    Mill Valley CA
    My 18 week old Egyptian Fayoumis, who we have determined on this forum is a girl, has not produced any eggs that I know of yet..... Although they seem to make nests in the straw under their hen house, I have never seen any of my birds in the nesting box. The roof to the hen house allows natural light in, should it be dark ?

    I keep the three of them in the coop until just past noon, then they have the run of the back-yard, not a big yard, have not seen them nesting out there. If they were eating the eggs, would I see the remnants of shells ?

    Thanks- First time Chicken keeper
  2. It might still be too early. My 26 week old RIRs aren't all laying yet.
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    My first to lay was 17 weeks and the last was 27 weeks. Mine were from the same hatch. Some have posted that theirs didn't lay until 30 weeks.

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