Where are the eggs?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Iwannachicken, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Iwannachicken

    Iwannachicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey,

    We got 5 loveable fluff balls on the 5th of May. They all turned out to be hens, yay!

    They are six and a half months old and haven't started laying yet. They are in an A frame ark with no
    artificial light or heat, (Alabama in November isn't that cold yet) have been eating layer mash for the last
    month at least.

    I've put golf balls in the nest boxes and all they do is play indoor chicken soccer with them.

    Is it going to be Spring before they start laying now, since the days are so short?

    I would appreciate any comments!
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    What breeds do you have?

    They should start laying soon. My ameraucanas hatched the end of February and didn't start laying until October...

    The traditional breeds were all laying before 25 weeks.
     
  3. Iwannachicken

    Iwannachicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Opps, sorry.

    We have two buff orps and three GLWs.
     

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