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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jonbanks, Oct 10, 2008.
my rirs wont lay they are at least 23 weeks old and big and i feed the tar oout of them lazy birds
Try squeezing them.[/img] I've got the same age welsummers and BA's and I'm still waiting as well.
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.
Got some good ideas(recipes) for non laying hens here, Should I COOK her? Need your thoughts.......
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.
My big girls didn't start laying until 24 weeks. AGree with others that with shorter days and cooler weather, it may take longer.
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?
I just learned this week that I might have to wait another five weeks (27 weeks), but ten more weeks... ARGH!
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
Right there with you, Joe. Got 4 different sets of orps without 1 egg yet!