Hello From Utah! Egg Laying Question here!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BuckBuckBuckAAH, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. BuckBuckBuckAAH

    BuckBuckBuckAAH New Egg

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    Hi all!
    We're in Southern Utah, and are new to chicken raising. I got the chicken coop up, we have aquired our flock, and have been patiently waiting for eggs.... to no avail.
    Coop- check.
    laying boxes- check
    roof over their heads- check
    water trough- check
    laying mash pellets- check
    daily fresh food and veggies- check
    happy chickens- check (I think)

    They were all younger pullets when we got them in the spring, but they should be laying now and are not. Any advice?

    We have a motley group of hens, mostly unknowns and some banty's) and one banty rooster that just "showed up" one morning. I will post pictures of the group, so if anyone recognizes the breeds please let us know!
     
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  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. Let them get used to everything, they'll lay.
     
  3. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! Looks like you've got everything you need for a flock of chickens, well done! Chickens lay once they know and trust their coop and pen, and feel like they're home. They won't lay in the winter without a heat lamp, so depending on how cold it's getting there, that may start becoming a reason of no eggs. BYC welcomes you with open arms, I hope any questions or advice you need gets answered quickly and helps you out! God Bless!
     
  4. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. BuckBuckBuckAAH

    BuckBuckBuckAAH New Egg

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    I forgot to add:

    We have had our chickens for about 4-5 months now, and they seem well settled.
     
  6. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm... that makes things a little different. How old are they exactly? Some hens lay later than usually, sometimes until they're 7 - 8 months. I'm still wondering if a heat lamp would make a difference in a month or so, when the cold weather gets there.
     
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. Some breeds can take up to 30 wks to begin laying. The shortening of daylight hours is what causes a hen to stop laying. It will help if you put a light on a timer to come on around 4am. Chickens need 12-14 hrs of daylight to lay eggs. :thumbsup
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Hello Buck, Greetings from Kentucky. We're very happy you joined!


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  10. BuckBuckBuckAAH

    BuckBuckBuckAAH New Egg

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    Well based pn what we were told when we got them, our chickens are about 8-9 months old now.
     

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