No eggs now??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenwoods, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens have laid 6 eggs so far..I would get one or two from them every other day..Now this is the 3rd morning without eggs? What happend, is this normal for new laying hens..[​IMG]
    They usually laid before 7:30 am..but is 9:45am now and still no eggs this morn'...
     
  2. mainely-chick

    mainely-chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I read in another post that it takes a while for them to get into a regular cycle? My 28 have only laid a combined total of one - 3days ago !!!
     
  3. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It takes a week or two for them to get started good. Also hens are on differant cycles. Most hens l've had lay an egg every 26 hours or so. Some hens may have a faster cycle, some hens have a slower cycle.
     
  4. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    I agree. I wouldn't worry yet. They just take a little time for them to get on a regualar scheduel.

    However let us know if they don't lay again. It is possible something else is going on. I would think you will get an egg soon.
     
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  5. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the info,i'll let yall know..
     
  6. mamading

    mamading Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 3 laying hens from a woman in my town that posted an ad in the paper. I picked them up last saturday. I've only had 3 eggs from them during the past week. Two of the three had been stepped on and broken (I was very sad about this). I've been told it's because of the weather change and they are also getting used to their new home. I hope they pick up production soon.
     
  7. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :/Alright still no eggs,I was getting them every otherday..now nothing,,, Did anyone else experience this sort of thing when thier hens first started... I have noticed some of my hens faces turning more pink,rather than it being rosie like it was....[​IMG] Can you raise a hen badly enough so she wont lay??
    I dont think i've raised em bad..Always had food,water,fresh straw for them to scratch around in..
     
  8. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

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    I think their not used to hot weather and won't lay till fall. Thats wat allways happens to me espesially cause I live in South Arizona. So don't worrie till fall comes and it gaet cooler
     
  9. missusduray

    missusduray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could they be laying somewhere else? I know mine had a hidden nest. I noticed that i was getting 2 eggs instead of 3 and within a week i wasnt getting any. We finally found it, it had 22 eggs in it!!! I am now very diligent in making sure that they lay in the house. I even bought wooden eggs.
    Kristyne
     
  10. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have looked all over,my barn is only 15x20..I went out this evening to look for eggs and pet my hens,and thier faces were rose red!! my hopes got up..lol ,,when i reached for my red she squated down and put her rear end in the air![​IMG]!LOL,I hope theyll start laying agian..

    In the mornings i open thier door to thier barn and put up a big piece of chicken wire to keep them in,Does the sun get them to start laying in the morning do they not lay as good on cloudy days?
     

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