Stoopidd question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HollyKMS, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. HollyKMS

    HollyKMS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls are around 6mos now, their wattles appear to be brightening/growing, but they're laying no eggs. I realize it's getting into wintertime, but they're under 12.5 hours of full-spectrum light each day.

    I get mixed reporting when I google, so I'm looking for personal experience on the subj. [​IMG]

    I've been assuming that if they aren't laying by 7-8mos and it's into winter, it'll just be Spring before they lay..? (This is fine- I'm not DYING for eggs -but I CAN'T WAIT to come clean the coop & find a little egg in there! I bet the first egg is sooooo exciting!) [​IMG]

    BTW a chicken person told me a lot of banties never lay, ever. Is that true?!

    THANKS!
     
  2. mamaKate

    mamaKate Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2008
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    I think the egg laying should start by late winter. While you could get a barren bird of any breed, it's pretty unlikely.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I agree with Kate
     
  4. HollyKMS

    HollyKMS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good news! Thanks!
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