what is the longest people will wait for eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shaggy, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have been waiting for 27 weeks .... semi-patiently

    my wife is convinced that the chickens are barren .... so my question is ... what is the longest anyone has had to wait for eggs?





    first time i have had chickens in almost 20 years .... and back then i bought them full grown and only kept them until it was bbq time (usually no more than a week or 2) ... was hoping to make it a good experience for the wife and kids ... but like them ... i am starting to have my doubts



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    Last edited: Nov 9, 2009
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Into the 32nd week here with my Silver laced wyandottes. I think the next longest I ever waited was 28/29 weeks with some of my orps.
     
  3. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
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    my penelope laid her first egg at 37 weeks almost 38 they will come eventually
     
  4. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i've got 2 BO's - 1 RIR - and 1 white silkie (not expecting much for her)
     
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My lavender Orps. will be 30 wks. old this week and I still haven't seen an egg from them. Jody (hinkjc) says hers started around 33 wks., so I'm still holding out! [​IMG]

    I've also had to wait until my first batch of Welsummers were like 38 wks. old before I saw an egg from them. I didn't think they would EVER start laying. [​IMG]

    Hang in there! [​IMG]
     
  6. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    I was just wondering this....[​IMG]
     
  7. Russo's Roost

    Russo's Roost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Twenty or twenty five minutes when I am at Denny's................sorry, couldn't resist
     
  8. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    most of my girls layed at 5 months but my little silkie hen waited until she was 9 months! it's okay though cuz she is the sweetest chicken i have ever had!
     

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