Who's waiting on the late bloomers?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CowgirlPenny, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2011
    South East TN
    Count me in. [​IMG]

    We are so SO blessed to get eggs each day. I enjoy it so much. My first laid back on July 8, a black Sex Link. But since then just two more have matured and lay now even though they are all the same age and mostly the same breeds. By my calculations, they will be 24 weeks old Sunday and only three lay. What gives? Everyone 'looks' ready (wattles, comb,etc.) everyone is very receptive to the rooster 'chicken surfing' them and I really thought by now we'd have atleast 6 or 7 laying. But on average we get three, some days just two. I know it's hot but we go above and beyond to keep them cool all day (frozen veggies off and on all day, ice in water, sand pit/sandbox my husband built that we wet each morning, they love the wet cool sand) so I think they are OK in that department. Good feed, calcium offered, always fresh water. I feel like I check 6 times a day (I probably do!) because I just keep hoping that one or two more laid, but they never do.

    I know, I know they will lay when they are ready...just seems to be taking forever! lol
  2. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Im still waiting.

    MY one layer went broody, stopped and just ... doesnt feel like laying? [​IMG]
  3. christina1982

    christina1982 Out Of The Brooder

    May 25, 2011
    Mine are 20 weeks....still....waiting lol.

    When did your BSL start laying?
  4. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2011
    South East TN
    Quote:July 8. So she was....21wks?
  5. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    My dominique hens are 25+ weeks in and nary a one of the 3 are laying yet... [​IMG]
  6. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    6 girls all 20 weeks old and NADA, I think I got duds
  7. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2011
    Western montana
    20 weeks and not one of my five are laying. Do you all think the Gmo feed is the key? Maybe there now causing our chickens to be infertile or not lay much?
  8. maclady

    maclady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2011
    Lost in Space
    Don't give up on them. Took my girls 23 weeks to produce one small egg. I am hoping they all figure it out sooner rather than later.
  9. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
    we at about 19 weeks and nothing yet, but the heat may be a factor in that equation..
  10. Ardizzone7

    Ardizzone7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2011
    Redkey, IN
    Don't worry. Mine are 24 weeks give or take a week and we just had one start laying this week. I just don't know which one.

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