New chickens should be laying.. but no eggs :(

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by marvegal, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. marvegal

    marvegal New Egg

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    Hello all
    My hens are between 19-21 weeks old. Not one has layed an egg. I am concerned . Is there such a thing as sterile hens? What are the odds that all 7 of my hens of 3 different varieties are all sterile? Any suggestions or wisdom would be helpful.
    I am reminded that a watched pot never boils.. but come on..

    Thanks
     
  2. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They may just need more time. Sometimes hens don't start laying until more like 25 weeks. And with the weather changing with fall it may take a little longer because of that.
     
  3. marvegal

    marvegal New Egg

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    Ok . I just am worried because most days they are out of the coop. Should I set up a nesting box in the bushes so they have a place to lay during the day?
    Thanks :)
     

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