whats the big deal with the ages and laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cajunlizz, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    I have close to 100 head of chickens ... and I have a few that are laying .

    Been told RIR's usually start laying 20 - 25 weeks old . Heard some start as late as 8 months . RIR's are close to 6 months now . MOST are NOT laying

    I have 4 barred rocks that are close to 6 months old . NO EGGS YET ....

    I have about 25 austrolorps same age . no eggs

    I have cochrin bantams ... FULL FROWN , mating and all . NO eggs ...

    I have 2 full grown EE's ... NO EGGS ...

    WHATS the deal ?

    I have 6 RIR's that LAY everyday ..... others just follow them in coop and seem to just watch them in the action . WHATS UP ?

    Thanks ahead of time for any responses .
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    The time of year with the shortened daylight hours probably isn't helping.
  3. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    I agree with Katy..It could be getting colder out and the daylight hours are going away.
  4. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    WELL , we still getting dark here at 7:00 PM
  5. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Songster

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Do they free range? Are you sure they're not nesting elsewhere" That's weirf that so many wouldn't be cooperating. Look under the barn:)

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