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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Fanny, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Fanny

    Fanny In the Brooder

    Jun 22, 2009
    Manitoba, Canada
    So, if I post on here asking why my hens haven't laid yet, will it increase the odds of me going out and finding an egg soon???? [​IMG]

    My 4 hens are between 27 and 30 weeks old now - waiting is getting so hard! I know it's likely a weather/daylight thing... but I'd really like some eggs!
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2010

  2. ange

    ange Songster

    Jun 15, 2009
    I am in the same boat as you. Let me know what you as going to do. I am going to add a boiled egg once a week and sewe if that helps, and call the feed store and see what they say, and am checking on the daylight time
  3. KingSpeck

    KingSpeck In the Brooder

    Nov 10, 2009
    I just started getting eggs from 3 out of 5 of my girls. They are all 28 weeks old. Hang in there, it's worth the wait. I almost cried when I saw my first egg!
  4. Fanny

    Fanny In the Brooder

    Jun 22, 2009
    Manitoba, Canada
    I was thinking about 'seeding' the nest box - but the combs are all still pinkish, not red.

    I guess there's not much to do but wait. And wait some more!

    It is good to hear from other impatient folk who were rewarded. I know the eggs will come, but it doesn't feel like it right now!
  5. ChickenCop

    ChickenCop Songster

    put a light on in their coop, have it come on at say 4am...more daylight or i should say "fake" daylight will get them in gear.
  6. CaseFarms

    CaseFarms In the Brooder

    Nov 5, 2009
    San Diego
    Mine laid within a week of switching to Purina Layena. Had been on developer until then. A couple weeks younger than yours.

    Since then... 2 eggs a day out of 3 hens.
  7. chicken_queen_tam

    chicken_queen_tam In the Brooder

    Jul 30, 2009
    Mt. Nebo WV
    My father-in-law was having trouble with his pullets, to start laying. He called McMurray hatchery and they told him to use the quick chick at the recommended dosage on the package.He said within a week and a half he was getting eggs.So might be worth a try. There are several products the same as quick chick. You can get Avian Super Pack, GQF Vitamins + and Vi-tal from randallburkey.com. I haven't had a chance to check any of the feed stores in our area. Could be that they have something like it. You are looking for a product that contains vitamins and electrolytes for poultry. Thats whats in the quick chick. Good luck with with your pullets and hopefully you will be getting eggs soon.

  8. pfmoore17

    pfmoore17 Songster

    Jan 13, 2010
    I posted the same message 3 days ago and was blessed with 2 eggs in 24 hours and another one the next day!

    With that questions answered, I have a ton more!

    Good luck.
  9. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Songster

    Aug 19, 2009
    Cut Off, LA
    Patience [​IMG] It will come. But you are right about the comb color. You need to see them change to red. It does seem to take forever. And the cold won't help either.
  10. Fanny

    Fanny In the Brooder

    Jun 22, 2009
    Manitoba, Canada
    Well... on the comb colour note... went out today and my Easter Egger's comb seemed larger and brighter than even a day or two ago! I'm keeping my fingers crossed... maybe they've liked the nice weather we've been having here lately (around 0C/32F).

    What do you think? Is my 'post-on-BYC and eggs will come soon' theory looking good? [​IMG] I hope I have the same luck as you pfmoore!


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