I need eggs!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DanaLyn82, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. DanaLyn82

    DanaLyn82 New Egg

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    My hens that I got last spring still have not begun to lay eggs... Am I ever gonna get eggs from them? Or is it too late?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    What breed are they? How old are they? How are you keeping them and feeding them?
     
  3. DanaLyn82

    DanaLyn82 New Egg

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    I have barred rock Rhode Island reds and buff orps. I have a them in a pen with a chicken house. Plenty of space and food and water.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    How old are they? Under 4 years they should be laying. Do they free range? They could be hiding eggs. Many things can affect laying. If they haven't laid in a year they probably won't.
     
  5. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure they are hens? Could something be stealing or eating the eggs?
     
  6. DanaLyn82

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    No free range and yes they are hens I have one rooster in with them.
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    3rd times a charm?....How old are they?

    Post pics of hens?

    Sounds like someone might have sold old spent hens.
     
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  8. DanaLyn82

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    I got them as chicks last April... [​IMG]
     
  9. DanaLyn82

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    I don't have any current pics of the barred rocks. My coop has 2 separate sides cause I also have a lavender orp rooster.
     
  10. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I see bright red combs and obvious hens. Do they have nestboxes? Have you heard them sing the egg song. They could be eating the eggs. You should be getting something. I would have a really good look around for hidden nests, then spend a day observing them to see exactly what they are doing.
     
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