Getting really mad FINALLY AN EGG

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FF, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. FF

    FF Songster

    Jan 9, 2010
    Hello everybody. [​IMG] My chickens are 21 and 20 weeks old right now. I have not seen an egg one from them. I have 41 hens of, BA, Red sex link, WL, EE and PR. Not an egg from a one. I have dumore chick starter out for now 1 week and have still always had the laying pellets. Oyster shell i have too but I they want need those until the really get production up. Just please help me before I go out and ring every single one of their neck. Thanks [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2010

  2. LivinNewDreamInND

    LivinNewDreamInND Songster

    Mar 22, 2010
    That must be frustrating, none of them want to be the odd bird that lays the first egg. I have heard that it is very hot there in TN right now so maybe their instincts are keeping them from laying until it cools down some?
  3. I have one sex link that just began laying last week...she was 19 weeks old when she started.

    ETA: We have been hitting the 100's for about 2 weeks...think we are close to breaking a record. Before the 100's we were in upper 90's...I'm thrilled that anyone is laying! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2010
  4. Supernatural

    Supernatural In the Brooder

    Aug 7, 2010
    Des Moines
    I have five buff orps. I got the first egg at 21 weeks; the second chicken started laying a week later, and just now a third started laying at 23 weeks. Still waiting on the other two chickens to get around to doing their job [​IMG]
  5. Jenski

    Jenski Songster

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Better late than early. My late layers lay more consistently, and lay larger eggs than the hens who started early. They have the chance to grow larger.

    And yes, it's dang hot down here. All my laying hens are down a bit, even with ice trays filled every 2 hours. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2010
  6. mgw

    mgw Songster

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    Quote:I know how you feel it is frustrating waiting for the first egg, so I wont tell you about mine. Do they free range, could they be laying in a secret place? Do you have fake eggs in the nest boxes? Is it really hot where you are right now? if they do free range you can keep them in the coop-run area for awhile to see if they are laying yet. I know the waiting is the hard part but when you find the first egg you will feel much better. P.S dont ring thier necks just yet wait a little bit longer then ring thier necks![​IMG]
  7. chickchickgirls

    chickchickgirls In the Brooder

    Aug 4, 2010
    My four littlest are going on 20 weeks, the roo just crowed for the first time today, and the girls are doing nothing! But in fairness to them, I don't know if my 15 big hens would let them in the nesting boxes. They still peck at them even after four months together. Grrrrrr..... Hope you get some eggs soon!

  8. trunkman

    trunkman Songster

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rock Hill SC
    You'll be getting eggs any day now, mine started laying at 20 weeks old!! [​IMG]
  9. azmotogirl

    azmotogirl Songster

    Apr 30, 2010
    Mesa, AZ
    We are in the same boat..... our's will be 21 wks on Tues. and not one egg yet. They have been showing all the signs for weeks but NOTHING!!
  10. DurangoCal

    DurangoCal In the Brooder

    Jul 21, 2010
    Durango, Colorado
    I have 25 hens. 10 are 19 weeks old the rest are 21 weeks old. We've been getting four eggs a day now, every day, for two weeks until today! There was a fifth egg and it was a much darker brown than the rest so I know it was a first for one of the pullets! [​IMG] I was so surprised so hopefully as each day or week passes more will begin laying!!! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2010

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