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No eggs yet!!! Update

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickie_momma, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. chickie_momma

    chickie_momma Out Of The Brooder

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    Well my little chickies will be 22 wks on the 6th. Time sure has flown by. Still no eggs though...I know it probally has alot to do with the cold winter-especially since we do not have lights inside the coop. But I am sooo anxious I can barely stand it!!!! Everyone send me some eggie thoughts!!!!
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2009
  2. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Sending you some magic egg dust and eggie thoughts! I bet they'll start laying any day now. Aren't sex-links supposed to be fairly early layers?

    My EEs started laying at about 5.5 months old, last month. Yours ought to be picking up soon. Good luck!
     
  3. chickie_momma

    chickie_momma Out Of The Brooder

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    They are supposed to be so Im not sure what the issue is...maybe I counted their age wrong...they hatched 9-2-08....
     
  4. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    My sex-links started at 22 and 25 weeks, this was during low light time. Once they got going, though, they consistently lay an egg a day.
     
  5. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give them 14 hours of light should help.I'm not sure on golden sex link if they are bred as good as the red for production.
     
  6. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    My EE's hatched 7-12-08, and the first one of them started laying January 7. The first day I got an egg from both of them was January 11. So give yours a bit of time. They'll pick it up pretty soon.

    I've never had sex-link females, just packing peanut males, so I can't give any input there. Sorry!
     
  7. chickie_momma

    chickie_momma Out Of The Brooder

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    I will try to be more patient!! It is so hard though!!!! I have to go buy them new food tonight though- I made a boo boo.
    They are still on grower food and not layer food. So that is probally contributing to their non egg laying selves...
     
  8. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think it can make a difference. I got my first egg days after switching to layer feed.
     
  9. mjdtexan

    mjdtexan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2008
    Houston(ish)
    Quote:I am pretty sure they have that stuff on the controlled substance list. I'm just sayin----


    Hope you get eggs soon.
     
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