When will my girls start laying?

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  1. xIndigoSkyx

    xIndigoSkyx Songster

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    I want them to start laying and SOON! but I don't know when they usually start laying. I have Rouens and pekins and one runner female and I need them to start laying soon. So question s:
    #1) what time of year do pekins, rouens and runners start laying?
    #2) what could I do to make them start laying?
    #3) if the birds are under a year old but should be laying will it affect them?
     

  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Songster

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    Quote:#1) they should all start in spring.
    #2) ithink oucan put a light in their coop for part of the night. but not the whole time.
    #3) not enough feed, days are to short, dont have oyster shell, and i heard sometimes hens wont lay when their being over bred. whats your ratio? (hen/drake)

    i wish mine would start laying, theres a few sighs they will give when their ready. the hens will go up to a drake and bob their head (which means they want to mate) my 5 month old welsh harlequin hens have been doing this....
     
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  3. Kevin565

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  4. xIndigoSkyx

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    1 drake to 3 hens. I give them oyster shells so I think I'll just put a light in. I live in Canada so it's always cold out here.
     
  5. DUCKGIRL89

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    Quote:thats a good ratio. since i added my new drake my ratio is off [​IMG] 3 drakes and 6 hens [​IMG] going out to separate for spring right now [​IMG]
     
  6. xIndigoSkyx

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    I'm separating mine in mid February. Last year mine started laying in early februay.
     
  7. DUCKGIRL89

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    Quote:i would seperate now just to be safe [​IMG] im seperating now so i know i have pure bred eggs [​IMG]
     

  8. xIndigoSkyx

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    I can't bar it's to cold at the moment. It needsto get warmer for me to give them water. I have a heated bucket but I can't get heated buckets to all three of my enclosures.
     
  9. DUCKGIRL89

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    Quote:ooohhh, i see [​IMG] my rouen trio is gonna have to go in with my moms chickens for breeding season..... the chickens are gonna LOVE that!
     
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  10. xIndigoSkyx

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    Lol XD any solutions to the bucket problem? It's a very mild winter so far.
     

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