What am I doing wrong?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cat, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. cat

    cat Songster

    Jul 9, 2008
    I have three hens who are molting so no eggs from them, but I also have 6 pulletts that are 6 months + and still no sign of any eggs.

    The days are getting shorter so I am lighting the coop early in the morning, they are eating the layers pellets and free range during the day. I have looked everywhere in case they are hiding eggs... but nothing [​IMG]

    The only thing I can think of is we have had very wet weather for weeks, does anyone know if this stops them laying?

    I am now so OCD I check them each morning and its really dissapointing to see nothing, not even egg layig behaviour. [​IMG]

    I have brought them into the kitchen and shown them the oven but still nothing! can i scare those eggs out of them?

    Am I doing anything wrong? Any suggestions would be welcome.
  2. What's the background on the pullets? I'm wondering if it's the breed...
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I have had to wait 34+ weeks for eggs from hens. Try to be patient. The eggs will come.
  4. cat

    cat Songster

    Jul 9, 2008
    Quote:they are a mixture, 1 buff orpington, 1 lavender araucana, 1 gold laced wyandotte, 1 buff cochin, 1 black brahma.

    my friend has a silkie and everyone says they don't lay so well but she gets an egg every day!

    maybe she is stealing mine lol
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I can only comment on the breed I know, the brahma. You do not have a black brahma (there's no such thing) you have a dark.
    Brahmas can take as long as 30+ weeks until they start laying. Only one of my dark brahmas is laying at 27 weeks. My lights started earlier and my buffs are just starting to lay.
    I agree with Miss Prissy. Patience is the key.

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