when will my hens lay im clueless

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by janetgarcia1021, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. janetgarcia1021

    janetgarcia1021 New Egg

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    hi my delawares are 30 weeks and only one is laying what do i do to get the other girls to lay i have five of em.
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Boy, you have really late bloomers. Should be anytime now. I don't know if Delawares are slow to start.
    I had a couple pullets wait until they were 33-35 weeks.

    Imp

    Some people say feed cayenne pepper to stimulate them into egglaying, but I'm rather doubtful if it works.
     
  3. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    You can't make a chicken lay. They lay when they are ready ...usually after you've decided that they will NEVER lay [​IMG]

    Make sure that your are offering layer and/or oyster shell... but it's all a waiting game.

    Good Luck! [​IMG]
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:Any chance they are laying elsewhere? Do they free range? Any little areas of the coop/run where they could be hiding eggs?

    Go out and look with a really keen eye, they may have some hidden spot. Hens lay in the darndest places!

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  5. janetgarcia1021

    janetgarcia1021 New Egg

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    well the only one that is laying decided to lay in my daughter's power wheels i have looked everywhere but i havent seen any eggs.
     

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