so the chicks are not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mamahuhn, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. mamahuhn

    mamahuhn Out Of The Brooder

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    :/our flock hasn't produced 1 single egg.i got them in the first week of April ,are they not ready yet,and what signs should i be looking for.
    the flock eats well,plenty of room to roam and a top of the line coop.what am i doing wrong??????
    they are spending more time in the coop lately,which is a kinda odd.
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Anytime now, they may start. The average is 20 mos old, but it can vary....some take longer. You will see redder combs, a squatting behavior, a new interest in the nesting boxes........

    It will happen......Start feeding layer feed and some crushed oyster shell too. That helps promote strong eggshells!
     
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  3. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:20 months? or 20 weeks?
     
  4. whoacowboy

    whoacowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whoops! I'm sure the poster meant 20 weeks. The combs and waddles grow and turn red. And sometimes when you reach a hand out they will squat as you pet their back. This means they are ready to mate...and THAT means they are ready to lay [​IMG] Some lay when they are a bit older, depending on your breeds. Just keep watching and have faith!
     
  5. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:WHEW! I was afraid I'd have to wait 11/2 years.
    I figured it was a typo![​IMG]
     

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