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What am I doing wrong?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ritter5family, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. ritter5family

    ritter5family New Egg

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    We got our first hens back in March. We have four Buff Orpingtons, two Australorps, and three Auracanas. They are 6 months old now and we haven't gotten a single egg from any of them. They have plenty of layer feed and fresh water every day. They have plenty of space in their coop and a fenced area where they can range but since its contained, I can know that they're not hiding eggs any where. There's no signs that they are eating them and they all appear healthy. We do not have a rooster. Does that make a difference? Am I missing something or should I just be more patient?
     
  2. lawrencerooney

    lawrencerooney Out Of The Brooder

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    In the hand of God
    I am having this same problem, although my hens are older. I will look foward to what anybody else has to say about this situation.
     
  3. Tara80

    Tara80 Out Of The Brooder

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    If it helps, for the longest time I thought my hens weren't laying and it ended up being a rat that would go into the pen and steal the eggs. We caught it in the act one afternoon and had to leave traps (it actually ended up being 3 rats).
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2013

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