One and not all

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TC chicken, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. TC chicken

    TC chicken Just Hatched

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    I purchased my first set of girls at the end of March (4 Isa Browns and 2 Amerucanas, although one Amerucana turned out to be a rooster. One Isa has been laying for over two weeks now but the others have started yet. What is the reason for them not producing, is there something I'm missing?
    Thanks ahead for the info
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC!

    How old are your chickens? Do they free range?
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. TC chicken

    TC chicken Just Hatched

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    Thanks for the welcome and "hi" to all!

    I let them free range for 3-4 hrs a day. I thought that they may be laying around the yard so I looked, but to no avail. They were bought at the same time and were all the same size.
     
  5. TC chicken

    TC chicken Just Hatched

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    I also read that they start producing around 18 weeks, these are I'm thinking 21 weeks.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Every bird is different , even if siblings. You may want to double check their gender by posting photos at "what breed or gender is this."
     
  7. TC chicken

    TC chicken Just Hatched

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    Ok, they were noted when I bought them as being all pullets, but I will post pics.
    Thanks Diva
     
  8. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    18 weeks is kind of young to start laying, at least for a lot of chickens. Some don't lay until 8 months, even more in a few cases. Don't worry; they should start laying soon. I'd say the average age for egg laying is 6 months or 24-26 weeks.
     
  9. TC chicken

    TC chicken Just Hatched

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    Thanks for the info.... I'll be more patient and enjoy the one girl that is laying.
     

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