Why haven't my chickens laid yet?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Noraraine1, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. Noraraine1

    Noraraine1 In the Brooder

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    I have 4 chickens and they are between 20-22 weeks and still haven't laid. They were between 1 and 3 weeks when we got them but the place didn't say how old. I have 2 barred rocks and two rhode island reds (RIR). They seem to be he healthy. Does anyone have and suggestions or tips they would be appreciated?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    They are not ready yet......20-22 weeks is when some birds may start laying, but it can be 28 weeks or later. The eggs will come just continue to provide good nutrition, hydration and housing
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2017
  3. Lamaremybabies

    Lamaremybabies Crowing

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    I agree with Ol Grey Mare.
    I have two barred rocks and they didn't start laying until they were 28 weeks
     
  4. hahmmy

    hahmmy In the Brooder

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    My barred rock and New Hampshire red hens are 26 weeks..very happy and healthy but no eggs yet. the BR started with the egg song activity so should be soon. i have other breeds that reliably laid at 24 weeks..they are all different. dont worry!
     

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