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Today marks the 21st week since hatching and NO EGGS !!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Stephen518, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Stephen518

    Stephen518 Out Of The Brooder

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    I no it is like watching a pot water and waiting for it to boil but when are these girls going to get it together and start laying eggs. They were all hatched on the same day, April 29, 2011. I have:

    2 - Buff Orphingtons
    2 - RIR
    2 - Black Austrolorps
    3 - SLW
    3 - Barred Rocks (They are so friendly, one fell asleep in my arms yesterday.)

    I have always been told that the RIR's would start early but I am getting nothing yet. I let them free range but not until the last 4 hours of the day. I have checked the nesting area and the run for eggs and for signs of scavengers that might be taking the eggs, but nothing. There has been none of the usual cackling that goes on with egg production.

    I realize I will just have to wait but I guess I just wanted to vent a little.

    Thanks for Listening / Reading, LOL

    Stephen
     
  2. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it makes u feel any better my rir's are 23 and half weels and not laying yet!!!!!!
     
  3. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

    Sep 24, 2010
    Mora MN.
    I'm at week 25 no eggs so i put a light in the coop on a timer and photo cell (on at six AM off at 8 PM) I'm hoping that helps.
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I understand why everyone can't wait for their pullets to start laying, but it's better for them longterm not to start too early

    Some of mine don't start until at least 30 weeks as a rule.
     
  5. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    Quote:This is what I understand as well. I have a bunch of pullets I hatched at the beginning of April and no eggs from them either. I am not in a rush to get them laying though. When Mother Nature decides that it is time for them to lay, that is good enough for me. [​IMG]
     
  6. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My RIRs were first to lay at about 22/23 wks and the Barreds were right with them. This year added 3Buffs and 3Cinnamon Queens. 1 Buff started laying at 20wks but the other 2 still no go at 23+ wks. This morn got my first CQ egg from 1 but not sure who although I have an idea.

    So the moral of the story: PATIENCE x3 [​IMG]
     
  7. Deedrahsue

    Deedrahsue Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 13 buff Orpingtons at 34 weeks, not laying I am not sure if its the drought or if mine were eating their own eggs, one of my older chickens is laying laid and egg in the coop last night, gone today, I am positive the younger chicks ate it. But either way still not sure they are laying. A man here at my local feed store said no ones chicks are laying. Praying for us all non egg layers
     
  8. Deedrahsue

    Deedrahsue Out Of The Brooder

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    BTW I am in texas and our drought is the reason why the feed store clerk said no ones hens were laying, so that might have been important to say, lol good luck
     
  9. LindsaySinai

    LindsaySinai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine were 7 months old before they started laying...seemed like a lifetime.
     
  10. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

    Sep 24, 2010
    Mora MN.
    Quote:is this a bad idea? i was thinking it would be ok. im not trying to force them to lay just give them the light they need to lay. if im wrong please let me know.
     

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