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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 77horses, Sep 29, 2008.
Do you have oyster shells that they can get to?
Don't you mean 16/17 WEEKS not months? Mine started laying at different weeks but all past the 22-25 week mark.
Sorry, I was having a blonde moment (funny my hair is purple).
Our started laying at 17-20 weeks but lots of our girls hide eggs, it's like easter every day!!!
Hold on...OMG I am soo messed up! Now that I think about it, we bought them last May or June...Not in '07! (looks like you're not the only one having a blonde moment, GopherBoy! ) We bought them in June or May, which means....July... August...September.... October...They are about 5-6 months old! Wow! I was thinking about our other pullets that we had bought in '07!!!
Sorry guys! wow I'm so embarrassed now...
So they are about 5-6 months old.
How many weeks would that be? (please excuse my horrible math skills! )
Then you should start getting eggs pretty soon!
Come on, ladies! Get to your business and lay some eggs!!!!
Dont forget to have oyster shell as free choice for the girls. It will help make there shells stronger. You can also bake the egg shells and feed that to them for calcium
Quote:How do I get oyster shells??? Doesn't laying mash have that in it?
The hens that ARE laying don't have oyster shells, and they have really tough shells on their eggs. We feed them the laying mash(the company that makes it is BlueSeal i think)
But the eggs that we get from our two older hens aren't very thin. They lay one a day.
Whew! I'm so glad you got that one figured out.
I was really worried for your 16 month old pullets that couldn't lay eggs!