No Eggs Almost 6 Months Old

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Pollitos Mami, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Pollitos Mami

    Pollitos Mami Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All,

    is there a way I can make my chickens lay eggs? I live in the 3rd World Caribbean and here we sell JUST food. Nothing special and no special names. Just food. I go to the corner feed store and ask for chicken food they ask corn or pellets - NO SPECIAL or Americanized mixes. I feed them a combination of pellets and corn and give them veggies (cucumber/beets/tomatoes) regularly. Is there something I can do to promote egg laying? Is it normal that none of the 4 are laying eggs?
     
  2. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feed them the pellets, skip the corn. Depending upon the breed it may take at least 6 months for eggs. Signs to look for: bright red combs and squatting when you touch their backs. Until you see those signs , eggs are far away.
     
  3. chickiepie

    chickiepie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are 7 months old, and the last three of them just started laying in the last few weeks. Give them some more time. I know I felt like going crazy waiting, but they like to take their time!
     
  4. Pollitos Mami

    Pollitos Mami Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank You!
     
  5. sweetbeak

    sweetbeak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, I have a 6 month old orpington and no eggs yet, is this normal? I am in Australia so we've just come out of summer with long warm days of sunshine.

    Any thoughts?
     

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