my hens wont lay eggs and im starting to get iiiiiirate lol

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jonbanks, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. jonbanks

    jonbanks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my rirs wont lay they are at least 23 weeks old and big and i feed the tar oout of them lazy birds
     
  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Try squeezing them.[​IMG][/img] I've got the same age welsummers and BA's and I'm still waiting as well.
     
  3. greyhorsewoman

    greyhorsewoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMHO ~~ sometimes the larger breed hens do take a little larger to get going ... and coupled with shorter daylight ... may account for some of the delay you are experiencing.
     
  4. CoonX

    CoonX Out Of The Brooder

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  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Patience, grasshopper.

    Some of the larger breeds won't lay until 32+ weeks. With cold weather coming and short days it may take a bit more time for them to start.
     
  6. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    My big girls didn't start laying until 24 weeks. AGree with others that with shorter days and cooler weather, it may take longer.
     
  7. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems to me its a bad time of year to bring chickens into laying. They all are slow for some reason. Whether it be the molting that takes place, the weather cooling or day shortening. Do spring chickens tend to lay faster than fall?
     
  8. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

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    I just learned this week that I might have to wait another five weeks (27 weeks), but ten more weeks... ARGH!
     
  9. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I know your level of frustation, I have 17 hens and get about 4 eggs a day and it is beyond frustrating. The egg orders are stacked up and the hens aren't cooperating. LOL
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Right there with you, Joe. Got 4 different sets of orps without 1 egg yet!
     

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