Just built coop and lighting. When will i get eggs?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lancasterflock, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. lancasterflock

    lancasterflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just built a bigger coop for our 10 girls. We are new to this and so far are loving it. Are girls have still not laid any eggs yet. But with reading your suggestions we just added a rope light on a timer to be on 3 hours before sunrise. We have anxiously been waiting for eggs and were hoping with a comfier coop and light will do the trick. What do you think?



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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    im not sure that chickens are too picky about how their coop looks to be honest (but your looks mighty fine).

    Signs of laying include bright red wattles / combs and squatting in front of you (they want to be mated and are hence sexually mature). This is usually around 6 months.

    Good luck!

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  3. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are your girls?
     
  4. lancasterflock

    lancasterflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks ken! Well, chickenmamm when we got them about a month ago she told us they were 6 months?
     
  5. lancasterflock

    lancasterflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Their combs and wattles are starting to get red. But still yet to see any eggs [​IMG]

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  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I'm sure it will be any time soon - just have to be patient i guess (as we all are - NOT [​IMG]).

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