Seriously, 30 weeks and no eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by new chick 203, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2010
    Ridgefield CT
    These are my first chickens so tell me if this is as odd as it seems. I have 2 EEs -19 weeks, 1 BLRW -26 weeks, and 2 bantam cochins -30 Weeks and NOT AN EGG IN SIGHT! isn't that a bit much?[​IMG]
  2. forstadt

    forstadt Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 17, 2010
    Providence, Rhode Island
    One of my two 26-week Leghorns just started laying two days ago (yeah!). The other Leghorn, my 22-week EE, and my 22-week RIR have yet to produce. Hang in there. It's late but apparently within normal parameters. They'll probably start just at the point you give up and stop obsessively checking. That's what mine did. [​IMG]
  3. Little Ameraucana Mom

    Little Ameraucana Mom Need Help, Can't stop hatching!!!

    Jul 8, 2008
    Greencastle, In
    I have some that started laying at 5 Months Most At 6-7 Months, but I have a silkie hen that is 1yr old this month and still no egg
  4. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2010
    Southern Illinois
    Well, I'm wondering if your running up against the colder weather about the same time they would be starting to lay. If that's the case they should adjust and start laying. I wouldn't give up on them just yet. Good luck.
  5. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

    Jun 11, 2010
    York PA
    I have two SLW's and one GLW that are 23 weeks and no eggs from them. I have three Ameraucana pullets that are all over 30 weeks and not laying. Just got my first egg from the fourth Ameraucana pullet a little over a week ago. I know it is hard to wait and I was sure I had bought seven barren chickens but they will lay. [​IMG]
  6. dandelionheart

    dandelionheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Lafayette, Indiana
    One of my EEs just started laying at 30 1/2 weeks... nothing yet from her sister. But just watch for signs, comb color, squatting... She now lays an egg almost everyday! Now if I could get my other lazy hens to do that, I'd have plenty to share!
  7. chick4chix

    chick4chix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2009
    So Cal
    One of my EE's didn't lay until 32 weeks! Hang in there- they'll get around to it, then you will be so happy with those gorgeous, home grown eggs!
  8. Blueggchick

    Blueggchick ♥Dar's Blue Bayou Chicks♥

    Apr 18, 2009
    SE LA

    I have a couple blue Ameraucana hens that are 30 weeks that still have not layed a single egg. Getting worried here! [​IMG] I have some split Ameraucan's that are 23 weeks old and they are not laying yet either. I decided to put a light up today to give them more daylight time to see if that helps any. As a matter of fact, it must be the change of weather because only two of my chickens are laying right now, and those are my white leghorns that lay no matter what. LOL!!! Hope you all find some eggs from your girls soon. [​IMG]
  9. Engteacher

    Engteacher Poultry, Poetry, and Prose

    Sep 1, 2009
    Hastings, MN
    My cochins hatched on April 4th and I don't have an egg out of them yet. Starting to redden up, but no eggs.
  10. wildeflowers

    wildeflowers I suspect fowl play!

    Jun 29, 2010
    Well, we're in CT and those days are getting ridiculously short and it's getting a lot colder, too. I thought my Polish pullet was not going to start until spring because of this. I just got the first egg this week late last week and nothing since.

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