patients wearing thin GRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mgw, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. mgw

    mgw Songster

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    We have 5 BSLs hatched 3rd week of march. I am so waiting for eggs that its not funny. I have done everything I can think of to get them to lay,including motivational speeches.They seem ready to lay combs & wattles have turned red, ect. I am starting to think that they are just to spoiled & lazy. If DW & DDs & I wernt so attached to them I am sure they would already have a beer can stuck in thier rear ends & be joining us for a BBQ LOL . Are there any others out there with thier patience wearing thin GRRRRRR!!!
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Sounds like any day now. Unless they are laying in hidden nest or something is stealing the eggs.
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Have you tried squeezing them? [​IMG]
  4. burquechick

    burquechick Songster

    Jun 13, 2008
    Hmm... eastern wa? Could it be too hot where you live? New birds might even skip a season or two if the weather is too intense.
  5. mgw

    mgw Songster

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    Quote:That i havnt tried yet but thanks for the tip LOL.
  6. mgw

    mgw Songster

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    Quote:You have got to be kidding I hope.
  7. E.G.Glayer

    E.G.Glayer Songster

    Jan 29, 2009
    Blanchester OH
    Similiar trouble in OH with some Buff Orps. I think its the heat here though, these heavy breeds that lay good in the winter handle the cold better than they do the heat so it may just take alittle longer than normal. Be patient. Good things come to those who wait. It sounds like they should just now be starting to lay maybe. It can take up to 24 weeks for some just to start.

    Last edited: Jul 25, 2010
  8. mgw

    mgw Songster

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    Quote:They are cofined to the coop run no free ranging so sad. so i dont think they are hiding the eggs . Weve only had about a week & ahalf of heat 80s low 90s so not sure if it is a factor. Just not very patient
  9. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    I know you don't want to hear it, but I think it's still a bit early. You should get eggs by this time next month though. It's the pits waiting for that first one isn't it?
  10. mgw

    mgw Songster

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    Quote:You are right most likely its not making it any esier to wait.

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