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Tell me it will be SOON!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by momto2, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. momto2

    momto2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK I have 3 jumbos (21 weeks), 18 RIRs (16 weeks old) 1 black jersey giant (16 weeks) and 1 australorp (16 weeks) Shouldn't at least ONE of these be laying by now?? I'm starting to think I'll never have any eggs!!!
     
  2. sussexgal

    sussexgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    My Australorps are 21 weeks and I'm still waiting. I feel like Yukon Cornelius throwing the mineral pick in the air - - -nothing! 22 week old orpingtons, 21 week old wyandottes... sussex also 21 weeks... ameraucana that 25 weeks... anything? Girls? Nothing? [​IMG]
     
  3. momto2

    momto2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's awful sussexgal!!! I hope my girls are laying before 25 weeks!!! I did the fake eggs in the box trick. Any other suggestions????
     
  4. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
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    Most of my first chickens are 20 1/2 weeks old and none are laying yet. It's driving me crazy!

    They are RIR, EEs, Polish, Cochins, Ameraucana, Hamburg, Phoenixs, Black Jap, Silkies and a couple barnyard mixes. The only eggs I get are from my two older auction hens and an Exchequer thats a month older than the others.
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I think the posts of people whose chickens lay at 18-19 weeks are the lucky ones. From what I have read and heard, 26 weeks is when to start expecting eggs. If it happens sooner, YIPPEE! If not, then you are not disappointed. Win-win, right?
     
  6. jenjen

    jenjen Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens are about 6 months old now, 1 buff wyandotte, 3 Easter Eggers, 3 light brahmas. Their faces have turned red but no one even has wattles yet!!! It's killing me!!
     
  7. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I only have one who started laying at 19wks. The other two (only three laying so far) were around 23-24wks. My EE is 25wks and no eggs yet.
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My jersey giants laid at 34 weeks .. just sayin ..
     
  9. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Now I really didn't want to hear that Miss. Prissy. I'm worried my aussies are actually JGs and I don't want to wait that long to have all my girls laying!
     
  10. momto2

    momto2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm only asking for one egg out of my 23 girls. Is that too much to ask for??
     

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