No eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sisters Farms, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. Sisters Farms

    Sisters Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    ive had my flock for 6 weeks. I have two 11 month old RIRs and two 12 month old australorps. We were told that they had not Layed eggs yet and probably would soon. Is it normal that they are still not laying. I figure it's because there new to me and they are getting used to their new home, but I'm still curious
     
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Gosh, at that age on both of those breeds, they should have started laying several months ago...are you positive (or the person you got them from) of their age(s)?

    And yes, you're right...being introduced to new surroundings is quite stressful on chickens and it will take upwards of a week or two for them to calm down. Can you post some pics of your girls...I'm curious to see them.

    One other thing to keep in mind, too, is the simple fact that it is now winter...much colder temps, shorter days/sunlight, possible molting coming on. Hens slow down significantly this time of year...it's just a simple fact of life.
     
  3. Sisters Farms

    Sisters Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought about the winter too. And I'm not completely sure of the age but I'll show them tooyou[​IMG]
     
  4. Sisters Farms

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  5. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks for the pics. In that second pic, the one on the far right...ROO. Can I ask what type of feed you have them on?
     
  6. Sisters Farms

    Sisters Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    Laying pellets for daily food and scratch while in the run
     
  7. Sisters Farms

    Sisters Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's another pic of one of my RIR. My Roo that you saw is only 7 months old
     
  8. iwiw60

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    That's good you have them on layer feed. Keep it available 24/7 for them. Also you should offer Oyster shell and/or grit 24/7 in a separate container.
     
  9. iwiw60

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    Are any of your girls doing the "submissive squat" for you yet?
     
  10. Sisters Farms

    Sisters Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    Not for me. They haven't been that "friendly" yet. They don't let me pet them yet. I believe the austrolarps are squatting. I've noticed that they will lay very flat sometimes. But the RIRs have not at all
     

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