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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by redchick, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. redchick

    redchick Out Of The Brooder

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    i got baby chicks in april 20 or so i have no eggs yet i have 4 hens and 3 roosters can u help
     
  2. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the edge of insanity
    Hens lay at different times. I got day old chicks at EAster (April 15th) and I Just started getting eggs last week... from a few of my hens, not all of them. It'll come.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    That would make them about 19 weeks old. Most of mine didn't start laying until 20-22 weeks. Give the girls a few more weeks. As for the boys, I wouldn't expect any eggs from them. [​IMG]
     
  4. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i knew someone that had the same thing ... she just so happened to not want the roosters ... so i took them (yummy) ... a few days later they started laying


    i'm not suggested that you butcher your roosters (yummy) .... but maybe you can make them disappear for a day or 2 ... out of sight out of mind
     
  5. redchick

    redchick Out Of The Brooder

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    i have been thinking off them gone:lol:
     
  6. lindym

    lindym Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Sounds like my little flock [​IMG]. A few soft eggs, a few hard eggs . . . The roos, except for one, will be off to freezer camp next weekend.

    Linda
     
  7. Cackling Hen

    Cackling Hen Just Scratching Around

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    Hi I also got mine April 20th. I just got my first egg 3 days ago and then 1 yesterday and 2 today [​IMG] Anytime.....................Now Oh what kind a chickens do you have?
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Still a little young yet for laying, depending on the breed.
    You also have way too many roosters for the number of hens. Matter of fact, if I only had four hens I doubt I'd even have a rooster.
    The roos will start fighting over the hens and overmating the hens. Overmated hens are stressed out hens and stressed out hens don't lay well.
     
  9. redchick

    redchick Out Of The Brooder

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    i have r reds
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  10. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    by the way, redchick, welcome to BYC from southeast Arkansas
     

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