What am I doing wrong????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by callahanfarmgirl, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. callahanfarmgirl

    callahanfarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2011
    I hatched a few chicks in Feb that are now 21weeks old. I gave my dad 7 pullets and 6 of his have already started laying, a couple of them have been laying 3 weeks now. I kept 11 of the pullets and only one of my pullets are laying!![​IMG]

    We are both feeding the same feed. The only big difference is I have a 7 month old rooster but he is wonderful with his girls and they love him. They follow him around, he protects them, keeps the peace, and also likes to find food for them.

    Am I doing something wrong?
  2. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    I don't think you are. I guess they will lay when they are ready! Im waiting on my 18 week to lay!! So anxious!!
  3. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2011
    Panama City, FL
    Maybe you just gave away the faster maturing ones?
  4. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity
    Could they be hiding the eggs somewhere?
  5. savingpurple

    savingpurple Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2011
    NW Ohio
    My coworkers and myself all bought chicks, of the same breed, at the same time. The one lady has been getting eggs for 3 weeks now. The chcikens are now 17 weeks. I just started getting them. My other coworker, has gotten none yet. I am thinking it might be envororment, temps, and just when they are comfotable they will !! Have no experience, but it is weird for all of us to have it happen differently when they all came out of the same stock tank, the same week !!

    Good luck !! It is exciting when it happens.....[​IMG]
  6. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2011
    Tennessee Plateau
    Quote:Are they RIR's? Noticed your avatar.
  7. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    Are they in an enclosure or could they be laying in a bush or somewhere else?
  8. ContessaKris

    ContessaKris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2011
    Grandview (SKC), MO
    Maybe your dad sings to them or pipes in Italian music. [​IMG]
  9. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    Quote:But were they the same age? 17 weeks is young to start laying let alone 14 weeks. Since feed stores get chicks in during chicks days usually several times a week, it is possible to buy pullets that are 2-4 weeks old at the same time they are selling day old chicks (unsold chicks from previous weeks). My guess is that your co-worker whose pullets started laying 3 weeks ago did not start with day old chicks.
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2011
  10. callahanfarmgirl

    callahanfarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2011
    Quote:Oh there is no doubt, my dad is treating his girls like queens!!! He works for the school district so he is off work for the summer break so he is spending about 4 to 6hrs a day sitting out there with them. I really do believe his girls think he is their rooster!!![​IMG]

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