hens are 19 weeks today... come on eggs!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CANDLE98, May 11, 2009.

  1. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 11 hens, some EE's and some RIR's and 1 silkie..... Their combs and waddles are red now and all I want is from them to lay some stinking eggs!
     
  2. mybelle5

    mybelle5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Patience Kemosabi! [​IMG]

    Before you know it, you'll have more eggs then you know what to do with! [​IMG]
     
  3. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is what I am hopeing! I have people at work wanting to buy them when I get them! waiting is so hard! [/i[​IMG]
     
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  4. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    My phoenix hen didn't lay for over 6 months, but she eventually decided to. just be patient, sometimes the birds are too *chickened* out to lay.[​IMG]
     
  5. farmerbrownsdaughter

    farmerbrownsdaughter Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6- 9 week old banties, a mixture of breeds at least one of which is a rooster. I check the nest boxes almost every day hopeing to see an egg. When can I actually expect one?
     
  6. EricShane

    EricShane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do the "Golf Ball Technique" I had to do it with my girls.. take a golf ball out, show it to them.. place it in a nest.. and so forth..
     
  7. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got an egg on tuesday and then another one on wed!! I can't wait to get home from work today and see if I get another one!!! YAY!
     
  8. Ravenseye

    Ravenseye Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a RIR going on 7 months old, no eggs yet. A BR, the same age, has been laying for over a month and a half. I guess it all depends!
     
  9. mrsgibber

    mrsgibber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Most chickens start to come of age at 20 weeks.
     
  10. chickencoop31320

    chickencoop31320 Have bator, will hatch

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    Quote:I dont know if it works or not but... I made 3 nest boxes and put 2 golf balls in each one. 3 weeks later my silkie pullets started laying. 14 eggs since last thursday.
    WOOOHHOOO these girls hatched november 12, 2008 so they were about 25 weeks old when they started laying.

    Good luck! [​IMG]
     

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