Is it possible my pullets may not lay?

jpyarb

Hatching
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Jun 30, 2014
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This is my first year keeping chickens. My pullets are 20-21 weeks old, and still haven't begun to lay. Is it possible that the days are already getting too short for them to lay? I keep checking the coop every day, and I'm beginning to wonder!!
Thanks!
 

gardengirl4288

In the Brooder
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Apr 11, 2014
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You will still most likely get some still since 21 weeks isn't terribly old to not be laying yet... give them a couple more weeks and they will probably be giving you some eggs. My first girls started at 21 and 19 weeks but the rest took up to 23+ ? As I have 2 that haven't laid yet
 

Wyandottes7

Crowing
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Jul 24, 2013
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Most pullets will lay, even with short daylight hours. It tends to be only the older birds that will stop. A pullet hatched in the spring or summer will usually lay in the winter or fall.

20-21 weeks is still pretty early for egg production to begin. Generally, chickens start laying between 5 an 7 months old (20-28 weeks).
 

jpyarb

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I got the first egg today! It was hard to be patient, but the egg did finally come :D
 

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