Question... Gave 2 hens away to friend they are laying.. mine are not?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Fenderville, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. Fenderville

    Fenderville Out Of The Brooder

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    I gave two hens (RIR) to a neighbor friend and the hens a laying for him. He did put them in with two hens that have been laying for about a year.

    My two hens (RIR) won't lay for me. They are the same age and same batch....

    Is it because he has older hens to teach the younger or what is wrong?

    Thanks you'ins...
     
  2. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    It's just rotten luck that the two you gave him are the first to start laying. How long have they been laying?
     
  3. Fenderville

    Fenderville Out Of The Brooder

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    They have been laying about 7 - 10 days now..

    Very frustrating.. but I did put golf balls in my nests trying to encourage laying..

    The RIR have the bright red comb and look so ready... Just me luck. [​IMG]
     
  4. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

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    I know, it's a long wait. I've raised chickens on and off for over 20 years and it never gets easier. It's always a thrill when your pullets start to lay. You'll be so excited to see that first egg, you'd think you just won a prize.
    Hang in there!
     
  5. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sneak over there and switch your non layers with the layers! [​IMG]
     
  6. Fenderville

    Fenderville Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:LOL I thought about that but I would get caught...
     

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