no eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickalick, May 27, 2011.

  1. chickalick

    chickalick Out Of The Brooder

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    i have had my hens for 2 weeks but there not laying any eggs they are 22 weeks old what would the problem be
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    What breed are they? Some breeds take longer to mature than others......
     
  3. chickalick

    chickalick Out Of The Brooder

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    i have 4 ones a warren,white suffolk
     
  4. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would talk to them one on one & explain to them that there's no free lunch here so start laying. Also, show them where to lay the eggs. LOL> Mine didn't lay till they were 25 weeks. Are their combs & wattles big & red. They are also in a new environment. They will start squatting when they are about to lay. Give them time they will lay when their ready is the best advice. Be patient. Do you have the boxes set up for them? I would add some fake eggs in the boxes so they know where to lay.
     
  5. chickalick

    chickalick Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thanks i think i may threatern them with paxo but yes i will give them time there combes are not very big either
     
  6. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, give them a little more time. My Catalina just started laying and she is 24 wks old.[​IMG]
     
  7. PhoenixAngel429

    PhoenixAngel429 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Some take a while.... some are better than others.
     
  8. NanaLantana

    NanaLantana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, if you just got them, do you know if they were laying before you got them? If so, they received stress in their move, and will start again when they feel 'at home'. If you love them and they have adequate housing and food and water and room, they will eventually lay. Mine are almost 20 weeks - I ask them every day, "where are my brown eggs?" [​IMG]
     
  9. chickalick

    chickalick Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:ok thanks
     

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