I need help

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by daeganh01, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. daeganh01

    daeganh01 New Egg

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    So ive been raiseing my delaware hens for about 6 months but the 0y havent layed yet I went down to the feed store where I bought them and ask if they kept any to sell as layers he said yes and that they had been laying for about 2 weeks from there I told him my problem and he was stumped does anyone have any ideas
     
  2. cabinchicky

    cabinchicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello, I will try to help, I am no expert. what feed are u using?
     
  3. daeganh01

    daeganh01 New Egg

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    Nature wise layer feed
     
  4. cabinchicky

    cabinchicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, do you give them extra light exposure since it is winter? also oyster shell?
     
  5. daeganh01

    daeganh01 New Egg

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    I live In CA so I mean its sunny most of the time here and yes they have oyster shells
     
  6. cabinchicky

    cabinchicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well crud! my girls are nine months and two only lay once oyster and old egg shell is placed in coop. also not all twelve of mine started laying at five months, some took longer.
     
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  7. daeganh01

    daeganh01 New Egg

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    Ok I suppose I just have to give time then thank you for all your help tho I appresiate
     
  8. rottnwarrior

    rottnwarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not uncommon for some birds to take longer to lay. Some mature faster than others, just like us. Good things come to those who wait. I hope, cause this batch I've got now are taking their sweet time too.
     
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Can you post a pic of them?
    Their combs and wattles will redden up when they are close to laying.

    Do you have a rooster?
    They will start 'squatting', for you or the rooster, when close to laying.

    At 6 months, they should be close!
     
  10. daeganh01

    daeganh01 New Egg

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    So I threw in a pic of the roost to should it be smaller[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     

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