I Haven't received a egg yet

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hanakimi, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. hanakimi

    hanakimi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm a first time chicken owner that got a glw and a easter egger baby chicks memorial weekend and they have yet to lay a egg for me. both are healthy right now could it be that they will lay their eggs when daylight becomes longer? i wanted to ask in case i'm not aware of some other cause preventing their egg laying thank you so much for your advice[​IMG]
     
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  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    The shorter days is quite possibly delaying their egg laying. Most hens need 14-16 hours of light per day to stay in production.
     
  3. AZCowboy

    AZCowboy Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes they need 14 16 hours of daylight. Do they have calcium or egg layer?:p
     
  4. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you know how old your birds are and were they laying before you brought them home? If so, they could be stressed and also the shorter days will cause many birds to go on strike. Many people put a light in the coop to extend the daylight hours to 16 hours a day. That is what most recommend to keep a bird laying. Aparently the winter daylight hours have more of an effect on some birds than others.

    Hope you get eggs soon. Good luck.
     
  5. hanakimi

    hanakimi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm still feeding them grower as i have read that the extra calcium in layer feed can harm birds to eat before they start laying eggs. i got the chickens when they were babies thanks[​IMG]
     
  6. collisinana

    collisinana Out Of The Brooder

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    How many weeks are they?
     
  7. hanakimi

    hanakimi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i believe 28 weeks as i got them on memorial day as chicks
     
  8. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    My Easter Egger didn't lay until she was 7 months. My OEGB pullet hatched this June and is in lay right now (at 5 months).
     
  9. dowgirl71

    dowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, hanakimi, I got some Barred Rock chicks around Memorial Day, this year too. I have 3 and one of them has not started to lay yet, either. They have been getting the layer feed, since about late August (I didn't realized it could've done some harm) and put a couple wooden eggs in their nesting boxes. I also have been leaving a light on in their coop until about 8pm. Good luck!:)
     
  10. hanakimi

    hanakimi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking of getting a light with a timer to go on earlier in the morning to see if that does the trick. I'll also try to take and post some pics of them both tomorrow as i don't think they have the deep red waddle and combs that signal the start of egg laying but i could be wrong/inexperience lol
     

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