I'm never gonna get an egg!!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by pitbullmomma, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. pitbullmomma

    pitbullmomma Free Ranging

    I'm dying for my first-ever egg. My first batch of pullets are 22 weeks--3 silkies, a Mille Fleur d'Uccle, and a bantam cochin. My second batch are two 20 week Ayam Cemanis and a younger stunted one.

    No eggs as of yet, although my cochin has had the reddest, plumpest comb ever, red wattles, and is eating the oyster shell I put out for my girls. I have fake eggs in the coop. Every day I run out excitedly looking for eggs, I get an adrenaline burst when I see that fake egg cuz it looks so real! and nothing.

    I want an egg!
     
  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Crowing

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    Watched pots and watched hens....:barnie

    Just sayin.

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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Well, the breeds you have selected are more 'lawn ornaments' than production birds, but they will eventually lay = and then immediately go broody. :oops:
     
  4. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    Sorry!
     
  5. TrishMortician

    TrishMortician In the Brooder

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    Much like a watched pot never boiling, a watched chicken never lays! It felt like my girls refused to lay until I gave up hoping. The one with the reddest comb will probably be your first to lay, she should start making weird cooing sounds or squatting down when you pet her and then will surprise you with an egg! Good luck!
     
  6. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Crowing

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    Yes... @sourland

    Cochins and Silkies will take longer to lay...and lay maybe 2 eggs, then decide to sit on them to brood. Also, if you have bantam Cochin too, Silkies and bantam Cochins won't lay the full size eggs you see in the grocery stores. They have smaller, maybe half size to 3/4 size.

    You won't be getting lots of eggs from these breeds.

    If you want eggs....you'll need to purchase Red Sex Links or even the Black Sex Links. They mature quickly, are sexed at hatch by down color, and lay lots of eggs.

    Hopefully somebody will lay soon.
     
  7. Chichero

    Chichero Songster

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    I've noticed they start checking out nest boxes 2-3weeks before laying..
    My gold laced Cochin bantam gave me 5 med eggs a week until a dog got her... ( my sisters dog ).
    Now I have a Serama Silkie mix giving me 5 small a week . Her name is Tribble. So don't give up on bantams.
     

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  8. pitbullmomma

    pitbullmomma Free Ranging

    Lawn ornaments! You hurt me, sour! ;)

    I do have an Easter Egger and a Favacauna, but they are too young yet--only 10 weeks.

    I heard bantam cochin eggs are fairly good-sized for a bantam, though--is that right? She's kind of a big chicken.
     
  9. pitbullmomma

    pitbullmomma Free Ranging

    I know I know!!!! But I can't help it!! I even put lavender in the nest boxes, lol.
     
  10. pitbullmomma

    pitbullmomma Free Ranging

    "5 small"--lol, that cracked me up! I love the name Tribble, I bet she looks like one!
     

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