late bloomers?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by v.cyr, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. v.cyr

    v.cyr Songster

    May 4, 2010
    Greene, NY
    we have 4 pullets going on 30 weeks( give or take), two EEs and two buff brahmas, that have yet to lay an egg [​IMG] ... should I be concerned, or just wait till spring?... other than no eggs, they are healthy as far as I can tell... our banty black cochin is about the same age, and she has been popping out about an egg a day for the last month and a half(until this week of course, when she decided she wanted to be broody... she is MEAN now [​IMG] [​IMG])... we got our hens laying again with black pepper treatment, but it apparently didn't affect the younger girls

  2. Mom2Five

    Mom2Five In the Brooder

    Nov 9, 2011
    Stuarts Draft, VA
    Give 'em more time. I'm sure being Winter has some affect on their not laying right now, too. You'll probably see some eggs way before Spring.
  3. v.cyr

    v.cyr Songster

    May 4, 2010
    Greene, NY
    thanks... I''ll keep my fingers crossed and wait a while longer... I was just a little concerned because all our other hens started laying right around week 21-22, just like all the old timers I asked for advice back when I started raising chickens said they would... I kinda expected the brahmas to not start laying right away, since they are supposed to be slow growers, but EE's are usually labeled as a "laying breed", so I kinda anticipated them starting sooner than this...
  4. pek

    pek Songster

    Nov 26, 2009
    Rhode Island
    just wait, let them take their time. we just had an ameracuna start laying today and she is about the same age as yours
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2012

  5. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Songster

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    Our Brahma was the last to start laying, probably around where yours are, maybe a week or two earlier. Our EE started on time, laid a few eggs, and then stopped for a couple weeks, before starting up strong. I don't think you should worry...
  6. kjpanda

    kjpanda In the Brooder

    Apr 19, 2011
    Spokane Valley, WA
    I have one Australorp that is 2 days shy of being 39 weeks old. She laid her first egg TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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