My Pullets & Laying

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by The Johnstown Egg Head, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. The Johnstown Egg Head

    The Johnstown Egg Head New Egg

    Nov 26, 2009
    Hi Folks - I have 4 pullets, I have 1 pullet that is laying but I suspect she is older than my other 3 ................... the other 3 in question are showing no sign of laying though their combs / wattles are just about red and growing ............. I've had them around 10 weeks and they were bought as POL ............. I'm feeding Layer Pellets / Scratch / BOSS and then anything left over from the kitchen, plus they get to free range at weekends in the garden and for around an hour in the evenings before dark on some week days ............. Whilst my layer stopped laying for a couple of weeks and seemed to molt (around the neck) she still looks a right mess (rather not what she was) but is happilly laying everyday again even in the cold and short days.

    Would the consensus be that my other 3 pullets are younger than I thought and I can expect eggs once the days grow longer probably around late Jan / Feb ????
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Post some pics and let us see their development.
  3. Joyryder

    Joyryder Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    Scandia, PA
    Most hens need 12 to 14 hours of daylight to lay eggs. So, if you are not adding artificial light then they might wait until Spring. Check the sunrise and set schedule for where you live to get an approximate month. Hens also lay at different ages, 16 weeks to 26 weeks seems to be most common. What beed are they. If you not sure, post pics under "What breed or gender" topic in the index. Could they be roosters?
  4. The Johnstown Egg Head

    The Johnstown Egg Head New Egg

    Nov 26, 2009
    Thanks folks - I think after doing a bit of research I had my answer, if no eggs in the spring they understand the options ............

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