HELP MY 42 WEEK OLD CHICKENS STILL NOT LAYING!!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by OakHillFarm, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. OakHillFarm

    OakHillFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 42 week old EE chickens have not been laying and I have no clue why we searched the area around the coop inside the coop and in the run but no eggs! please if anyone knows whats wrong I need your advice!
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Do they have water, food and calcium? How about light? Pullets need 12-14 hours of light a day to lay. What is the weather like there? Are they stressed by something? Sometimes chicks hatched in late spring are late bloomers to start laying.
     
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  3. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    It is possible that the short days of daylight are causing them to hold off on laying. Maybe they do have a secret nest somewhere, maybe they themselves are eating the eggs or maybe something else is eating them. Health issues can cause birds to stop or not lay. Stop by this thread on this subject and maybe you can gleen some info from it. You can even post your questions there too...https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/423023/why-arent-my-chickens-laying-here-are-your-answers

    Good luck and I hope they start laying soon!
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I would suspect that the daylight hours are causing them to not lay. Ideally, chickens need at least 14 hours of daylight each day to lay. Your birds may not be laying because they aren't getting enough light. Without supplemental lighting, they may hold off until spring.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined the flock
     
  9. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! The members here are great and so are their chickens[​IMG]!!! This is the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM ON EARTH!!!!

    Hope you have fun and if you need anything we are here to help!!

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  10. OakHillFarm

    OakHillFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thx they have finally started laying it took 5 more weeks but now we get beautiful eggs
     

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