Hormones?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cravenchx, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've had our chickens since the last week of June....
    about 20 -21 weeks old. Of course anxiously awaiting eggs.
    We haven't seen any squatting, but in the last 2 days,
    there seems to be a little squabbling going on. Does this
    mean we are closer to egg laying? PULEEZE!
     
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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    All your breeds listed are good layers. You're very close. Late June hatchers struggle a bit, because they've grown up completely in the light decreasing half of the year.

    The choice of adding pre-dawn supplement light in their coop is entirely yours to make.
     
  3. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't mean to bump, but anyone
    have any advice?
     
  4. TroutsChicks

    TroutsChicks Fluffy Stuffins

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    Some people provide some extra light. You can tell them "eggs or legs!" thats what I said to mine and got eggs two days later! hang in there, that first egg is sooo awesome! I have 16 and the most eggs i have gotten is 11..I love those first eggs.. and then those weird eggs!
     
  5. Stephanie739

    Stephanie739 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't recall how old mine were when they started laying, but I remember having a guest over (my pastor) who said something about the chickens to which I replied, "yes I've had them for many months, but they aren't laying any eggs..." [​IMG] The next day I had eggs, and I have gotten many each day since. I don't care if people say they can only lay one a day, the leghorn and comet can lay 2 a day and do it often. I only got 4 today (from 4 hens, but 3 were white lol - 2 from a leghorn) 7 yesterday, and 6 the day before that.
     
  6. pek

    pek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are chickens supposed to four or six months old when they start laying?[​IMG] ive read both.
     
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  7. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Quote:Entirely breed dependent and individually variable.
     
  8. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does it mean they are getting closer with the
    more aggressive behavior?
     
  9. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Closer, but it could still be weeks.
     
  10. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG]
     

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