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

jonbanks

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Aug 12, 2008
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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
 

greyhorsewoman

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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.
 

MissPrissy

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May 7, 2007
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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.
 

SGM

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Aug 18, 2008
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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?
 

momma's chickens

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Mar 10, 2008
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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
 

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