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Still no eggs??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mammacoop, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. mammacoop

    mammacoop Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a mixed flock with my girls ranging from 20-24 weeks. Still no eggs?! What are we doing wrong? [​IMG]
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    They look ready to me? Any thoughts?

    24 weekers
    Cuckoo Maran
    Speckled sussex
    Barred Rock
    Plymouth Rock
    Black Star
    Salmon Favorelle

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Some of them do look like they are getting close! Are they squatting for you, is your rooster breeding the pullets? Looks like they just want to try your patience a little longer.
     
  3. fawkestheman

    fawkestheman Chillin' With My Peeps

    i have 24 seekers that haven't started yet too, but they really do look ready. usually when the combs get red and they start to squat it means their getting ready. some just take longer than others too.
     
  4. TaraBellaBirds

    TaraBellaBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give them a bit longer. I bet it will be soon!
     
  5. mammacoop

    mammacoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Ahh the wait is killing me!! We have no rooster. We had purchased 3 more "Dominique's" one of which we thought was going to be a rooster, and turned out to be our big Barred Rock. Lol
    Thanks everyone :)
     
  6. barbiegirl

    barbiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure the "big Barred Rock hen" is a hen? In the picture it looks like there are sickle feathers in the tail. [​IMG]
     
  7. Wishapup

    Wishapup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a rooster.
     
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  8. TaraBellaBirds

    TaraBellaBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would need a better side view pic to tell for certain, but I think that the light barred one is a roo!
     
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  9. Soot the silkie

    Soot the silkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a hen. I have barred rocks and did lots of research on how to tell if they are boys or girls. This is a hen. (they can get big beautiful tail feathers, too)
     
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  10. mammacoop

    mammacoop Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what we thought too, but since there was no crowing we thought maybe hen.:confused:[​IMG]
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