When will my welsummer start laying??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MamaHauk, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. MamaHauk

    MamaHauk Out Of The Brooder

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    She is about 35 weeks old…..still no eggs… :(
    When do welsummers usually start laying?
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    She is either 1) laying somewhere not in your intended nest, 2) a male or 3) didn't come into lay prior to the shortened day light.

    1) Search for a nest if your birds free range or close her up in coop for a few days and see if you get an egg.

    2) Be sure of the sex.

    3) Add supplemental lighting on a timer in coop. Have it turn on early morning and off after sunrise or on before they roost and off in evening. Make it so the total hours of light are more than 12 hours. Sometimes late bloomers don't come into lay then natural daylight hours are too few to stimulate them to lay until spring. Adding light so total hours are over 12 will stimulate her to start laying.
     
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  3. MamaHauk

    MamaHauk Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm pretty sure she's a she. She LOOKS like a hen, and has never tried mating with any of the others. Although she is a little aggressive. As far as laying somewhere else, I have been checking the yard off and on already. Haven't found anything.
     
  4. sbhkma

    sbhkma Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's amazing how crafty they can be when hiding a nest. And this time of year with leaves on the ground those eggs will blend in well. I'd search the most unlikely spots you would ever think of.
     
  5. HenOnAJuneBug

    HenOnAJuneBug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine started about 21-22 weeks
     
  6. HenOnAJuneBug

    HenOnAJuneBug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the color of its chest?
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    4... she's laying and you don't realize out because she's not producing the expected dark egg

    Pick her up and check pelvic points, vent, etc....
     

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