My chickens are now 6 moths Old -still no Eggs.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by EggithaChristie, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. EggithaChristie

    EggithaChristie Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in Western WA where the sun sets at 4:30 in the winter, and it's gloomy most of the days anyway. I am wondering if it's too late in the year for my young chickens to start laying eggs for the first time. They are 6 months old as of yesterday.Any thoughts?
     
  2. puirasville

    puirasville Out Of The Brooder

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    I dont' see why they shouldn't lay even in the winter. If there isn't much daylight, they might just start laying later and then once laying, will lay infrequently. Good luck! :)
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What breeds are they? My production birds usually start laying in the fall, even with the shorter days. I had one notable hen lay her first egg on the winter solstice [​IMG]
     
  4. EggithaChristie

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    I have 2 Easter Eggers, one Barred Rock, and one Dominique.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I've had good luck with my hatchery Rocks and EE coming to point of lay this time of year. Never had Doms so can't speak to them.

    I've got a cuckoo Marans, partridge Rocks and two Rhodebar ladies who look to be maturing and close to laying...I'm hoping they start soon as my older girls have taken a break and we're eating store bought eggs [​IMG]
     

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