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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shangri-lafarms, Apr 26, 2009.
At what age did your RIR's start laying. I have one that still isn't she's 26 weeks
My RIR started laying eggs at 24 weeks. Have you made sure that she has vitamins A,D,E and calcium? There are a number of supplemental powders that can be added to their water. Obviously, you are feeding her laying pellets or crumble? This is a much different mix than regular chick crumbles (which lack calcium....as Ca is toxic to chicks before about 8 weeks).
Mine started laying right at 6 months...and I agree diet and nutrition can made a big difference in when they start laying.
My 2 waited until 28 and 30 weeks
Mine started laying at 5 months..
i dont remember exactly but I know it was late, maybe 28-30. I had 2 EE's laying first.
well thanks for the support, I do feed her layer pellets , oyster shell, and of course scratch and often fresh fruits before they spoil. I give her hot cooked rice and yogurt for treats. My other hens are laying fine so I was just wondering what the deal was with the non-layer. I guess time will tell, she squats down if you pet her, and goes into the nest boxes but never lays any eggs
About 6 months here. Food is a big factor too. I have changed to a different food and I am getting about 100% lay everyday.
Yeah I mean she is 43 weeks old, and I had her penned up all day and no eggs anywhere, trust me I went crazy trying to see if she was hiding them. Should I switch foods?