Where are the eggs.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Big Orp, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. Big Orp

    Big Orp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BO's are about 20 weeks old. Over the weekend the roosters had started breeding with some of the hens. Some willingly and others not so much. So if they are starting to breed shouldn't they be laying.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    20 weeks is rather young for birds to start laying, especially in the winter. Roosters mature quicker than pullets, and will often start attempting to breed long before hens start laying. Are the hens "squatting" for the roosters? If so, they should start laying soon.
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Orps are not well known for early laying. Once the days start lengthening, and they are older (26 weeks or more) you might be more likely to start seeing eggs.
     
  4. Big Orp

    Big Orp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some hens have started to squat for the roosters but most haven't. I also have a light on a timer so that they are getting 14 hours of light a day and the coop stays about 40 degrees.A lot of the hens have started showing a lot of interest in the nests. Especially now that i have put nesting eggs in them.
     

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