Lights and laying chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cmfarm, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long does it usually take chickens to start laying eggs after you give them extra light? I have 23 BR and they are 22 weeks old and not laying. I got them about a week and a half ago. I figured it might take them a week to settle in but after that week still no eggs. So a few days ago I put a light out and have it running for 3 hours in the morning but still no eggs.
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Give it time. BR's sometimes take until 24 weeks to begin laying. The light takes time. Getting adjusted to a new home takes time too. Let us know what happens in a couple of weeks.
     
  3. Mommy 2 Wee Ones

    Mommy 2 Wee Ones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was lucky, got my BR as chicks, mine started laying at 17 weeks, 19 weeks & 20 weeks.

    Let them settle in and get comfy in their new surrounding.
     
  4. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm trying but the waiting is killing me. I would really like them to start so I can sell some eggs to pay for feed.
     
  5. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    25 weeks. And since its winter they may just wait all together for spring. Depends on the chicken.
     
  6. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where did you get that # from?[​IMG] From what I read when I did a search on here that most BR started laying around 18-20 weeks. I know all chickens are differnt, but I asume they should be ready sometime around now. And from what I understand that chickens that are less than a year old tend to start laying even if it is winter time.
     
  7. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! I fianlly got an egg!
     
  8. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Well, see? There ya go. That only took 4 days.
     
  9. l'abeille

    l'abeille Chillin' With My Peeps

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    congrats! And keep up with the lights. If they don't get at least 14 hours of light per day, they will revert to "winter" laying patters, meaning very few or no eggs.
     
  10. jawilson

    jawilson New Egg

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    What does BR stand for?
     

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