Why am I not getting eggs from my Pekin?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Sulteric, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Sulteric

    Sulteric In the Brooder

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    I have a female Pekin Bantam, she's all black. My other breed is laying but she isn't. She's about 6 months old or so. Feeding her corn right now.

    Any hints/tips/tricks/info?
     
  2. Maybe she isn't old enough to start laying yet. 6 months is still really young. In addition the summer heat makes them stop laying. Dont rush her, give her a little more time
     
  3. as well, corn increases their body heat, and combined with the summer heat, she could very well be OVER heated. Try giving her a layer pellet instead of straight corn.
     
  4. Sulteric

    Sulteric In the Brooder

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    I'll change that immediately. I'll have to take a ride to the grain place near here. I've been meaning to do that, just haven't had the time.

    I figured age may be an issue. I'll be patient!
     
  5. Sulteric

    Sulteric In the Brooder

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    I picked up the feed today. It was $11.62 for a 50 pound bag. Is that good?
     
  6. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
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    Cochins are usually pretty lame layers. In my experience they go through spates of laying (for maybe 6 weeks, twice a year if i'm very lucky), and i'd get 4 eggs a week out of them on a good week [​IMG]
     
  7. Sulteric

    Sulteric In the Brooder

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    I really wanted to get full size hens but I basically rescued these chickens so...

    Will bantams get along with full size chickens?
     
  8. Heather J

    Heather J Songster

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    That's pretty good for grain. The last time I bought feed I paid fifty percent more. Ugh. I wish my girls would lay their eggs earlier in the day-they would free range way more hours that way! And I agree, she could still be a bit young for laying.
     
  9. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:LAYING PELLETS are what she needs to have .
     

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