no eggs but poop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by groleau6, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. groleau6

    groleau6 Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls are about 29 weeks. have had no eggs yet, and trust me I have tried about every trick in the book from golf balls to over stuffing the nesting boxes. This week my girls have taken everything out of the nesting boxes--all the hay/straw and even the golf ball. They have taken to what I would call resting in the boxes and pooping in them, but not at night. It's some what confusing to me. What is going on? What am I doing wrong? They have no worms, and are eating well. I am at a loss. My husband wants to start from scratch with a new set and butcher the ones we have if they haven't laid in a week. Is he right??
     
  2. mrchicks

    mrchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi!
    Some birds start laying much later than others. I'd block off the nest boxes until I found an egg, then uncover them. That should break the bad habit that they have. What breed are they?
     
  3. groleau6

    groleau6 Out Of The Brooder

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    The are RIRs. Most of the others from their hatching are laying already.
     
  4. mrchicks

    mrchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd think they would be laying by now, but would also give them extra time. I've learned to be really patient, as my breeds don't lay for the longest time. I have a lot of Polish, they are terribly slow to lay.
     
  5. nayeli

    nayeli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Girl, I know! I have a silkie hen who is I think 8 months and still no eggs!
     

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