I want eggs too!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by amcstay, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. amcstay

    amcstay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I know my little hens are only 17 weeks old and may not start laying for a while, but man do I want eggs! I have an Ancona and a Red Sex link who is HUGE. The are good girls and eat their food, forage, and occasionally try to bully me into letting them in the house, but they really need to start laying now. I am getting tired of waiting [​IMG] [​IMG] pout pout:( [​IMG]
     
  2. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Be glad you don't have BBS Orps- you'd have to wait for 8 months!
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I waited more than 9 months for my last brahma to start laying. [​IMG]
     
  4. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Luckily my chickens are as impatient as me. [​IMG] I found an EE egg when they were only 4months old in the dead of winter. All my bantams also started laying dec-jan and I'm getting about 6 bantam and 2 EE eggs daily. Just waiting on my dark brown layer mixes to start.
     
  5. amcstay

    amcstay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just impatient. I know it could be worse, but it probably doesn't help that DH yells "Lay an egg!" every time he sees the girls. [​IMG]
     
  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    and occasionally try to bully me into letting them in the house,

    [​IMG] [​IMG] That would be hilarious to see!

    Anyway, your red sex link will lay first I bet. Mine laid weeks before the others. My EE's and cochin took the longest. My sex link laid about 20 weeks. Watch for the squatting and you can almost bet that a week later you will have eggs! They get REAL friendly when they are close to laying. Even my super shy ones allowed me to pet them (while squatting). [​IMG]
     
  7. mjdtexan

    mjdtexan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I feel your pain. My sexlinks are 15 weeks old tomorrow.
     
  8. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    With the days lengthening, those of you with red sex links will have your eggs shortly![​IMG]
     
  9. Pink Delphinium

    Pink Delphinium Out Of The Brooder

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    You've got good egg-laying breeds, but it's really too soon for them to be laying. The earliest they're likely to lay is 5 months, and it's more likely to be 6 months. Hang in there...[​IMG]
     
  10. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    Oh, her I thought you had bought yourself an incubator and I was all getting ready to send you some eggs... [​IMG]
     

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