Give Me Some Eggs!! Daggum It!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CoyoteMagic, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I've got 3 Sebright pullets and 1 bantam cochin pullet that I picked up Easter weekend.(working on week 23) When do these little buggers start laying??!! I saw Lil' Dude doing his roosterly duties earlier today so I know they've got to be ready.

  2. Lifestyle Lift Journey

    Lifestyle Lift Journey Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 2, 2010
    One of my reading said that

    chillies and diced onion was an old wives' remedy to encourage laying.

    A person in the book tried adding those to the moist pellets in the mornings and within a week she had her first egg.

    I hope this helps. Good luck! [​IMG]
  3. kickinchicken

    kickinchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2010
    Rhode Island
    HA! I was thinking the SAME THING this morning. [​IMG] I have a Sebright and a bantam Cochin who are over 6 months old now and neither one has laid their first egg. [​IMG] I have a Sultan who is the same age (all had the same hatch date 2/23) and she has been laying for about 2 weeks now. I get an egg every other day or so from her. Good girl. [​IMG] The other 2 are just lazy bums! [​IMG]
  4. flash5153

    flash5153 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2010
    Seems like they should be laying by now. Have you looked really hard in all the hiding spots??[​IMG]

    Should be laying soon no matter. I have one sebright,,,beautiful birds.
    Good Luck:cool:
  5. trunkman

    trunkman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rock Hill SC
    I felt the same way, when the heck are they gonna lay, the day finally came about three weeks ago and now I'm overrun with pullet eggs. yum yum [​IMG] ! You should start getting eggs in about 6 months [​IMG] . Only kidding they should start any day now... [​IMG]
  6. TheWaddler

    TheWaddler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2010
    Austin, TX
    heh, yea it can take forever it seems. We did the same thing, bought 4 chicks on Easter for our 5yr old little girl. That turned out to be a total crap shoot, 4 roosters....what ya gonna do? While we were learning about those guys I was steadily building a coop out of old wood I had around (I am a carpenter) and we went out and bought some older girls we knew and were guaranteed they were girls. They weren't much older than our Easter duds but we didn't get any eggs until Aug. 21 and then from only 1, our leghorn. She has steadily produced eggs for us only missing 2 days so far (guess she didn't care for us getting rid of the last 2 roosters) but the rest of them are a bunch of lazy blood-cots. Picked up 4 new recruits yesterday but they are 14-16 weeks so looks like it will be an egg a day for a bit longer now.
  7. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    Have you tried motivational speaking, it seemed to work for us after about the 3rd time. If that dont work start pinning up your favorite chicken recipes inside the coop maybe they will get the picture LOL. you should start getting eggs anytime really, [email protected]**&!## chickens!! [​IMG]
  8. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:I haven't tried that on these little ones. With my standards I stood in front of the brooder with a stock pot and an egg. Told them they had a choice.

    Sebrights aren't big enough to be worth plucking. Might have to show them a picture of the 5ft black snake to motivate them
  9. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    even better using props good idea. motivational non speaking, I should have tried that instead of pacing back and forth in front of the run doing my Gen Patton speech. everyone around prolly thought I had finnally totaly lost it.
  10. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    Realize that the days are getting shorter now, so I wouldnt expect them to lay as quickly as if they were this same age in April.

    Are they in a closed coop? If not, they could have already started. Are their little combs really red?

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