squat for 3 weeks and no eggs?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hansolo, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. hansolo

    hansolo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my welsummer. lots of poo just.
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    How old is she? My breeder quality welsummers don't start laying until after 24 weeks.
     
  3. hansolo

    hansolo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is a hatchery girl and about 24 weeks.
    When she first started squatting we thought she will lay in a few days but nothing for almost 3 weeks, very red wattle and comb.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Should be anytime now. She may take a bit longer with less daylight.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree. I had one that was nearly 30 weeks before she started laying.
     
  6. hansolo

    hansolo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She has two little friends that grew up together, an Australorp who is ginormous and started squatting a few days ago, also red wattle comb and an EE, who looks and acts like a little kid still.
    I was afraid new pullets won't lay in the dead winter. It's not cold here but the days are pretty short.
     

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