still waiting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by henryhoe, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chirping

    Aug 9, 2011
    My girls are 22 weeks now (4 rir's and 1 light sussex) and still no eggs!! They are not big eatters of layers pellets and the man i got them off told me not to give them anything else apart from the pellets and they will eat them. Ok they are eatting some of them! what do u guys think? Are they not laying yet cause they are not getting enough pellets into them? or should i keep feeding them kitchen scraps?? they all have lovely red combs and wattles, no squatting yet either!.[​IMG]

  2. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member 8 Years

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    I'm a true believer of "They will lay when their bodies are ready for them too!" Just be patient. Their still young!! They will eat when their hungry. Keep giving them their laying pellets and kitchen scraps as a treat.
  3. greymane

    greymane Songster

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    I, too, am at a loss. I have six Red Stars and four RIRs, and I was getting eggs. We got four Aruacanas and introduced them. There were some issues and we moved them to another coop. Now...nothing. Not a single egg in two weeks. Any clues? We did change feed (and they seem to like it), but it was gradual and the egg issue was an abrupt stop.
  4. ParadiseChickens

    ParadiseChickens Songster

    Apr 19, 2011
    4 RIR's and 4 leghorn/RIR/Black Austrolorp that were born the first week of March. And 1 hen from each of those groups are laying and the others.....Nada. Those laying 2 laid for the first time last week. So I guess the others will lay when they get ready. It does take lots of patience and going to the coop many times a day to check for eggs LOL.

  5. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chirping

    Aug 9, 2011

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