Waiting for eggs. . . . Patiently?!?!?!

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

  1. Rocky Road

    Rocky Road Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So . . as if it already wasn't bad enough that I only ended up with 6 hens out of 24 chicks, they are currently 24 weeks old and not even 1 egg yet [​IMG]

    Two of them (Wyndotte's) have been red in the face for several weeks now but I have no other signs yet . . . no squatting and no egg songs or any loud noises. The others are 1 EE, and PR's.

    Anybody else sharing my frustrations? What weeks were your hens when they showed their first eggs?
     
  2. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have several different kinds also...the first egg was at 20 weeks, but now at 23, I still have girls laying their firsts...so I think now, finally at almost 24 weeks they are all laying. Each breed is different...patience!
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Oh gosh! I can't believe you got so many roosters! What did you do with them?

    I know your frustrations, I hatched out a batch of Cream Brabanters, and I'm in Ohio and the eggs came from Texas. I had six eggs hatch, 4 roosters, 1 hen, and then a mutt hen that I was disappointed with. So that was a bummer.

    I'll bet I waited 25 weeks for my Marans to lay their first eggs.....Seemed like FOREVER!

    Hang in there!
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Still waiting on 3 at 27 weeks.

    My last hatch was 23 chicks, and all but 8 were roosters.
     
  5. Rocky Road

    Rocky Road Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well they are going to the freezer. I did hatch another 28 eggs after that to get more hens because I wanted at least 10 and I ended up with 8-9 hens in that with 15-16 roosters rough count. They hatched Jul 19 so they have a few months to go yet!
     
  6. Rocky Road

    Rocky Road Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got my first egg yesterday!!! Perfect medium size light brown egg with perfect shell! Time to switch the girls to layer feed!
     
  7. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    24 weeks and still waiting, no squatt no egg song or loud noises, (4 rir's and 1 light sussex)
     
  8. mikeh88

    mikeh88 New Egg

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    just keep being patient.it seemed like mine took forever too.I switched mine to layer feed a couple weeks before the expected due date....good luck
     
  9. Rocky Road

    Rocky Road Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well mine are I think 26 weeks now and I never had egg songs that I noticed at all but still an egg! I just hope I find another or more today!
     
  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Main reason you have not been getting eggs.........NOT ON LAYER. Feed only a layer , start at 21 weeks. will have all laying within a few weeks.

    See alot of people feeding crack corn , cheaper feed but will hurt eggs production.
     

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