How can i make my chickens lay??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ilovemydog, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. ilovemydog

    ilovemydog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    They are coming on 20 weeks and no egg. They are Black Australorps and Ameraucanas. Most of the combs are red. And 1 has big wattles, but it is a Hen so how much longer? What can i do ..i have a golf ball in the nest is there any other tricks??

    Pic of black australorp and ameraucana..might i just say look at her beard..definitly a gorgeous birdd:)

    Last edited: Aug 22, 2011
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Having patience is the only thing you can do. They will lay when Mother Nature tells their bodies it's time.
  3. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    There is nothing you can do but wait. Mine started at 21 weeks and most of not all should be laying by 26 weeks.
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Some breeds can take as long as 35 weeks to start laying.

    There is absolutely nothing YOU can do to start them laying.
  5. Kane

    Kane Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 26, 2011
    South Haven
    My americanas started laying at 26 weeks. Btw don't expect big eggs at first. They will start out so small you may be disappointed.
  6. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Nothing you can do. Patience.

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