whats the deal? araucanas 23 weeks old and still NO EGGS ahhhh!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tarheel4lif3, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. tarheel4lif3

    tarheel4lif3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I have had my ten hens and one rooster since June and no eggs still. Like I said there Araucanas and I was told that they would start laying between 18-22 weeks. I do live in the mountains and it is getting pretty cold but I was also told they laid year around. [​IMG]

    Does anyone have any kind of information that they could help me out. I hate going go the pen and not seeing any eggs in the nesting boxes still. [​IMG]
     
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    The cold and shorter days are probably stopping them from laying.
    At this point I would wait for spring. They'll lay.

    You can try adding light to their coop but if that might mess them up
    pretty bad. Mine have 16 hours of light per day but they have since they
    were chicks.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Many breeds are laying later than you'd normally expect this year and I don't know why. Do you have Araucanas, Ameraucanas or Easter Eggers? No matter, I don't think any of those are considered great winter layers, in general. And I just waited over 25 weeks for some Barred Rocks and almost 30 weeks for a Speckled Sussex to lay her first egg, not the norm, in my experience. So at 23 weeks, you are still pretty early, IMO. Give it a couple more weeks.
     

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