Why aren't my RI Reds laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 1minky, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. 1minky

    1minky New Egg

    Jan 2, 2010
    In mid April we got two Ameraucana's and two Rhode Island Reds. It's been 8 1/2 months and the Ameraucana's are laying but the Reds are still not, is this normal? If not, what could be going on?
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    I would say not normal, although not unusual.

    It sound slike your girls were scheduled to come on line about the time the amount of daylight started to drop off.

    If you add supplemental lighting, increasing the amount of light they are getting, you should see eggs.
  3. NewHobbyForMe

    NewHobbyForMe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2009
    My four RIR's where hatched sometime in June and they just started laying a week before Christmas. I know that 2 out of 4 are laying for sure. One is giving me double yolks every time. I thought they would wait until spring like everyone suggested but I guess they wanted to surprise me. It is very cold here in Missouri and all I give them is scratch and laying mash. They did not like the pellets. I also give them table scraps. I keep a 75 watt light bulb burning 24/7 because it does help keep them warm. I put 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar per gallon of water for all my chickens. I've also been giving them poly vi-sol vitamins, 1 dropper full to the gallon of water. So for so good. I'm sending good thoughts your way, the waiting sometimes gets to be unbearable, but they will start soon. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2010

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