Hmm. "creative title"...UPDATE!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wichix411, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. wichix411

    wichix411 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so I have 8 sexlinks, which about 5 have been squatting for almost a week and a half... I haven't heard the egg song yet tho. Btw, all of my pullets are 17 weeks old. Everybody says they'll lay soon, but with the info given, how many days or weeks do u think I have to wait?

    I'm an obsessive nest box checker! Help!!!
     
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  2. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    I have plenty of hens lay NOT in their nest box and I don't hear a peep out of them. Have you looked around very thoroughly?

    17 weeks, you may have a few days to go. Or you've got a hidden treasure pile!
     
  3. wichix411

    wichix411 Out Of The Brooder

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    They dont get to free range very often, so there's no stash anywhere. And I have checked every single nook and cranny of that coop andrun... Anybody have an idea of *how many* days?
     
  4. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    Yes.

    2

    or 3

    or more.

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  5. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    8 days, you have eight days to go.....

    Seriously, only 17 weeks! People have been waiting for months here. Post us when they produce...
     
  6. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I have both red sex links, and black sex links. They are 18 weeks old. Hate to tell ya .... I still have no eggs from them.

    They are looking pretty red in the face (some of them) and only a few are squatting. BUT, I am still waiting! Heck, they haven't even checked out the nesting boxes!

    UPDATE: Got my first egg today ....
     
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  7. wichix411

    wichix411 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine have been checkin out the nest boxes for a while now.
     
  8. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All my ten are laying and there 17 weeks old
     
  9. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is so hard to be patient when you are waiting for the first eggs!

    I'm with you. Two pullets at 23 weeks. Yes, 23 weeks, and still no eggs. No squatting either.

    Hang in there.
     
  10. WitksChicks

    WitksChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    6 pullets 21 weeks today 9/9........and I've got nothing! Absolutely nothing!!!!
     

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