My husband thinks I got eggless chickens!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FinsUp, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. FinsUp

    FinsUp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm starting to agree! February chicks and only 2 of 8 are laying. Both BR. The RSL and Delawares are not, but they are the largest with the reddest combs and have been squatting for a couple of weeks. Crazy jokers with their egg song then nothing. Eggless chickens I tell you - Eggless!!
     
  2. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    What are you feeding them? I suspect you are right on the edge of the rest of them laying.
     
  3. BethieofVA

    BethieofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same here! I have two RIR and two BSL, only one of the BSL is laying. They all will be 24 weeks old this Thursday! UGH! The other BSL doesn't even look close, but the two RIR look like they should have been laying ages ago. [​IMG]

    The one is the back is my layer. Those two of front are fretting the crap out of me. LOL!!
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    February...they will be laying any day now... patience... [​IMG]
     
  5. FinsUp

    FinsUp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    patience is over rated!
     
  6. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now watch, you'll go outside and find more eggs. [​IMG]

    It'll be any day now. Promise.
     
  7. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    Take a crockpot or stew pot out there and threaten the eggs out of them! [​IMG]
     
  8. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    A watched pot never boils..........[​IMG] Those eggs are coming soon! That squatting is a sure signal that they're ready to lay. Messing around the nest boxes, making the egg song.......Very soon, Grasshopper, very soon! [​IMG]
     
  9. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are allowed to free range, check around, they may be hiding them someplace. Just because you provide them nesting boxes, it doesn't mean they'll use them. So birds never get the memo.[​IMG]
     
  10. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had an uncovered run. We never seen a chicken outside of it. I'd been expecting ours to lay but nothing. One day we spotted one BR loose. When we went to get her we found 4 eggs. She had been jumping/flying out of the run (5 foot), laying the eggs, then returning like nothing had happened. Put up some fencing to cover the run, and now we have eggs every day. Some of the others started to lay soon afterwards.
     

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