I hope my hens DO NOT start laying soon. NO EGGS please!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by guesswhatchickenbutt, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. guesswhatchickenbutt

    guesswhatchickenbutt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Central FL
    I'm just trying my hand at chicken reverse psychology. Because begging and pleading and watching and pacing isn't doing a darned thing. So I'm going to try the opposite. I'm hoping they don't lay their first eggs any time soon. I want them to hold off until they're at least 2 years old before they lay.

    No eggs here. No sir. Don't want 'em. Nope.

    Flippin' 23-week old hens with their two weeks of egg squating, bright red faces and NO interest in popping out an egg. GOOD I SAY! GOOD! DON'T LAY!

    (Shhhhh......Think it worked???........)
  2. phoenixmama

    phoenixmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    Gilbert, Arizona
    LOL...it's worth a try!

    I finally got my first few eggs. I hadn't checked the coop in two days, went out there and there were 6!!! Unfortunately three were broken. Now I know to check every day!

    Your's will start soon. [​IMG]

    Edited to add: Mine didn't start until they were 30 weeks old!
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2009
  3. karl lutz

    karl lutz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2009
    Got my hens 5-13-09 I'll just start butchering soon if I dont get eggs. Roosters just started crowing so I know that the time is near.
    "But I dont Want any"
  4. AmyRey

    AmyRey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2009

    Bad luck to you!
  5. mxpres

    mxpres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 21, 2009
    how old were they when you got them?if they were chicks they won,t be old enough to lay yet,18 to 26 weeks or longer is when most young birds start laying,,5/13/09 is too young [​IMG]
  6. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    I am sure your chicken will not ever lay any eggs for you. [​IMG]
  7. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Are you sure they aren't hiding them from you? I was cussin' my girls- until I found a HUGE nest of eggs under the aspidistra!
  8. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    [​IMG] no eggs for you! [​IMG]

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  9. skywatcher

    skywatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2009
    Think I read that book reverse chicken psychology,ok just make1 nest box since no more than 1 will lay. LOL bet that works [​IMG]
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    LOL, don't worry, they can take anywhere from 20weeks to 8 months to start laying.

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