When will the rest lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DOnSoCalOC, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. DOnSoCalOC

    DOnSoCalOC Songster

    Oct 27, 2010
    My girls are 28 and 29 weeks. Our BR laid her first egg last week and has been laying since then. No one else is laying. Our PR is the same age as her and she hasn't laid. The other 3 (Americauna, GLW, and BJG) nothing. [​IMG]

    Any idea when the rest of our girls will lay? We are in Southern CA so our weather is pretty mild. Maybe they need extra lighting? I dunno.

    Last edited: Nov 15, 2011
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    Temps don't have a lot of influence, but some breeds are VERY sensitive to the lack of daylight length, now that winter is coming. They seem to do OK, if they turn 25 weeks in September, but yours' turned that age in October. That's tough. The daylight is usually the culprit. You have a choice. You can just wait, as your breeds are late bloomers, or you can add a little pre-dawn light for a few added hours. Entirely up to you.
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Your GLW and JG should be laying any time. In fact, mine were much younger when they started laying. Lighting never seemed to affect them much until they got older. They were very productive birds. EEs can be much slower, and they are not the best layers- unpredictable and prone to going off-lay for the slightest reasons. I had one that laid young, but I had another that was 40 weeks old before she laid her first egg.

    Are you feeding them a high quality feed?
  4. DOnSoCalOC

    DOnSoCalOC Songster

    Oct 27, 2010
    Quote:Yes. They eat organic soy-free layer pellets, which they just started eating. Prior to that they were eating organic soy-free from VA. Our PR and GLW are squawking like crazy! They will stop what they are doing and just stand there and squawk.
  5. bloom chicks

    bloom chicks Songster

    Jun 6, 2011
    I feed my chickens the same thing. :)
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2011

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