Well my chickens have not layed...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Foleys, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Foleys

    Foleys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any eggs yet nor have any of the 5 crowed. We are thinking thay are about 18- 20 weeks old now.
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    Any suggestions why they are not laying yet?
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2010
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    They aren't laying yet, because all but one are roosters. The one pullet looks to be quite a ways from laying yet.
     
  3. Lotsapaints

    Lotsapaints Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will lay @ 20 to 24 weeks do you have a nice dark place where the nesting boxes are? Do they sing the egg song yet do they squat? I just kept watching mine and I still am for 2 varieties that are 21 weeks and not laying yet but they are getting closer everyday.....I'm just happy that 3 of mine have started some are on the every other day shift and now it's going to get blazing hot I figure in a month to 6 weeks they will be more regular and then I hope for 18 months of eggs
     
  4. Foleys

    Foleys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:But none of them are rooing yet
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:I agree. The only pullet is in the last picture, in the back. (first picture far right)
     
  6. Hillsvale

    Hillsvale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the white one looks much like a columbian roo...
     
  7. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    There wont be a lot of eggs coming from that particular bunch [​IMG]
     
  8. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    They really all look like roosters to me.........except one.
     
  9. Chilebound

    Chilebound Out Of The Brooder

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    I dont think they are crowing yet because there are so many of them-and few pullets. They havent fought it out yet to see who the boss is, --and then only he will crow--a crow by any other is an invitation to fight. I had a friend who keep seven roosters on one hen for three years, but she said that in the end each and every one of the roosters was mean, perhaps because they had to fight it out over the one hen
     
  10. Hillsvale

    Hillsvale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:hummm... that is interesting! I have 16 birds, of those 16, 2 are silkie roo's, 2 are fayoumi roo's, one is a columbian roo (we believe we have one more that is too young to be lables yet! lol) they all crow trying to out do each other... and very little argueing...
     

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