Who is still waiting for their first egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Nicole01, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    *raises hand* Me!!!

    My oldest 3 are 20 weeks old tomorrow. I don't expect any from the brahma, but the RIR and EE can lay any day now. Both girls have very red combs and the RIR comb/wattles are very large.

    Come on girls! I can't wait any longer....[​IMG]
     
  2. one slick chic

    one slick chic Out Of The Brooder

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    My two oldest were hatched the week of easter, 2 golden comets, any thoughts on when? I am so excited!!!
     
  3. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me but I think I still have a ways to go. My girls are 13 weeks today. They are Gold Comets and have very red combs but so far no real layer type behavior so I think I will have to sit on my hands for a bit longer.
     
  4. emptynesterMom

    emptynesterMom Out Of The Brooder

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    Impatiently waiting - sigh. My girls will be 20 weeks old on friday. I've been giving them pep talks and they have been checking out the nesting boxes - but nothing yet. Come on girls lets get with it! [​IMG]
     
  5. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I hear around 20 weeks, so hopefully soon. [​IMG]
     
  6. LegginMF12

    LegginMF12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls are BO's, about 16 weeks old. The roosters are actively doing there duty with them daily,no squatting behaviors noted and my hens won't even look at the nesting boxes! So *raised hand* Me!
     
  7. Buff-Island-Australorp

    Buff-Island-Australorp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are 18 weeks old.....just witnessed the egg squat from my first, and most maturing RIR. I found a grasshopper, and tossed it to the chickens. She grabbed it, and ate it. I reached down to TRY and touch her, and she froze, squatted down, and kinda pushed her wings out. I picked her up with no resistance. THAT'S THE FIRST TIME I'VE EVER HELD THAT CHICKEN, OTHER THAN WHEN SHE WAS A WEEK OLD.
    My family and I started a bet yesterday and each chose a date as to when the first egg will be laid. Everyone but me is totally discouraged and ready to give up on the chickens, so my guess was the soonest. I say by Aug 7th. I feel really comfortable with this date now, since I witnessed the squat tonight.
     
  8. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    I got my first egg yesterday from my Ancona - just one day short of 23 weeks! My EE's & New Hampshire Red are at 23 weeks and still haven't laid an egg.
     
  9. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    hoping to get an egg for my birthday in mid August. [​IMG]
     
  10. Autumn Acres

    Autumn Acres Out Of The Brooder

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    Not until the end of October for me! And I need to find a warmer coop for them by then. Or I won't get any eggs at all! [​IMG]
     

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