Why aren't my Buttons laying?

ChickieBooBoo

Cold Canadian Chick
10 Years
Dec 2, 2009
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They are just under 12 weeks and no eggs yet
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I'm pretty sure I have 2 females and a male, I thought Buttons started layed a lot sooner?
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Stellar

The Quail Lady
9 Years
Feb 6, 2010
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Sometimes the stress of having an extra hen in the cage can cause a delay in egg laying. Likewise if there are more than a pair in a given territory.
 

shelleyd2008

the bird is the word
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
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Adair Co., KY
It could be several things...not the right kind of feed, inadequate lighting...it's really hard to say. Mine seem to quit laying when they want their cages cleaned...hopefully that's their current problem cause they aren't laying for nothing!
 

shelleyd2008

the bird is the word
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
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When I had mine in group pens they never did take longer to lay. Usually it was around 8-10 weeks old. If they are raised together they don't really stress out as much as you think.
 

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