OK 19 weeks and still NO EGGS!!! GRRRR! **EDIT**(We HAVE EGGS NOW!!!!)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mommystayshome, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. mommystayshome

    mommystayshome Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 13, 2008
    OK so I need some help. My girls are 19 weeks old and I still have NO eggs. I know I should be patient but I want eggs!! LOL! All three of my girls are BR anyone have any insight as to when a BR starts to lay?? THanks![​IMG]

    So of course right after I complain about it enough and go buy a dozen eggs from the store this morning I went to check on my girls and AHHHHHHHH AN EGG!!!!!!!! YEAH I ma SOOOOO HAPPY!! IT's pretty big to I am so PROUD!! WHOEVER it was laid at 20 weeks and 2 days! Horray!!!! THanks for your imput!!![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2008
  2. new chicken mommy

    new chicken mommy Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 25, 2008
    athens vt
    Mine started about 18 weeks. Sorry they will lay soon i bet! any squatting yet?
  3. mommystayshome

    mommystayshome Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 13, 2008
    No, nothin. I'm starting to get a little worried because the lady at the feed store told me to change their food to mash at 12 weeks so they have been on mash and not starter since then. I hope htat dosen't mess with anything. She seems to know what she is talking about though. She has DOZENS of chickens running around the store and she is ALWAYS trying to get rid of eggs. I just HOPE she didn't ruin my ladies by telling me this![​IMG]
  4. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Some of mine didn't start til 26-28 weeks. I have seen posts where people said theirs were 30-32 weeks old. You gotta be patient [​IMG]
  5. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2008
    desert of calif
    also cold and less sunlight will slow or stop some breeds from production... i have some that are 6 month old (24 weeks)cochins, minorca, OEG, andalusian, they have not started to lay..
    last week my EEs and marans started to lay(23 weeks old)
    it will happen.. just be patient
  6. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2008
    i have some25 week old buff orps nothing yet havent got much of acomb or wattles yet either also 31 week old delawares no eggs yet.
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Have some patience my dear. 26 weeks is average so you have a ways to go, and some of the little darlings wait til they are 8 months You just never know....
  8. sdshoars

    sdshoars Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2008
    agreed, 19 weeks, if you get eggs that early you are one of the super lucky ones. my BO and GLW just started this week and they are 26 weeks old. average. so be patient you've got a ways to go yet. the trick is to give up. i gave up, and i started getting eggs.
  9. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    My BR girl was about 24 weeks when she started laying and that was late spring, so otherwise ideal conditions. She lays a big beautiful egg, so they're well worth waiting for! Of couse, now she's going through a rough moult, so I haven't gotten one from her in a while. Sorry I can't give you happier news, but they're great birds!
  10. Jonny-Chicken

    Jonny-Chicken Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 11, 2008
    Lowbanks, Ontario
    Be Patient... They will come. I just today received my first egg! My hen is just over 22 weeks old. I'm not sure if this mattered, but a few days ago I switched their feed from a Grower to Laying Rations... Could just be a coincidence...

    Anyway, keep your eye out. Also, you may want to poke around their living area, they may have laid some eggs in strange places other than the nest box.

    Good luck...

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