No eggs yet...hhmmmm

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Heathero617, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my flock >for the most part< in March of this year. I have left of the originals 1 barred rock roo, a barred rock hen, and a red sexlink hen. Ok so march, april, may, june, july, august, september.....WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE MY EGGS? LOL I had been getting 1 very small egg every 2 weeks or so from i suspect either a dutch bantam or a bantam wyandotte lookin girl. But i'm not even getting those any more. I've got those 4 girls who to me should be giving me something, plus i've got a barred/lavander cochin, 3 game girls who should be laying or very close to it. I'm far more worried about my rock and sexlink as i KNOW they are old enough. Yes they freerange most of the day but i have gone on egg hunts to where they always hang out and nothing. My sexlink hasnt even gone red in the comb or face area, my rock had a curled over comb but it has straightened up now and she is very red so I keep looking and nothing still. Maybe I should take them to a chicken shrink or something to help them sort out their problems or something?
     
  2. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old were they when you got them? they usually start laying at 20 to 24 weeks old.
     
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  3. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are 17 weeks old and I continue to check the
    nests everyday.....watched pot never boils.[​IMG]
     
  4. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yeah, yours won't lay until another month or so.
     
  5. blefky

    blefky life in the yard

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    Sometimes they take longer than we'd like. Out of this year's hatch (late Jan. and early Feb.) I still have two Olive Eggers holding out on me.[​IMG] But I'm a bit surprised that your BR and especially your RSL aren't laying yet. Is it possible that they're laying in a "secret" spot? Have you checked around well?

    Oops, just read the end of your post - I should really read the whole thing before answering! However, given that they free range, I would almost bet that somewhere there's a pile of eggs you don't know about. They can be sneaky!
     
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  6. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    another month?!?!?!
    Please don't tell me that. I can wait
    ~3 weeks. That sounds better...3 weeks,
    3 weeks, 3 weeks:D
     
  7. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thats just 1 week less than a month. or 168 hours or 10080 minutes or 60480 seconds or one slow and painful long week that takes 168 hours or 10080 minutes or 60480 seconds. am i totally making you feel like it is going to take forever! i hope so! [​IMG]
     
  8. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah i have walked and walked and moved bushes and brush and followed them for hours and nothing. No secret stashes no squatting no song no sweet sounds of production )O:
     
  9. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ohhh and they were about a week old when i got them so they are around 6 months old
     
  10. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    Might be just the fall molt coming around.
     

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