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Wyandotte not laying at 28 weeks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Nimby Chickens, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. Nimby Chickens

    Nimby Chickens Songster

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    Is this normal? I have some EE's (2 of them) hatched the same day that I don't expect to lay eggs for a little while, but shouldn't the wyandotte lay by now?

    I'm going to put lights in the coop within the next few days for sure.
     

  2. Manningjw

    Manningjw Songster

    Quote:Ours isn't either and she is about the same age [​IMG]. Out of 9 chickens she is one of 3 left not laying.

    I'd love to know when they start laying eggs, so if anyone has experience with this breed hopefully they can post some of their experience.
     
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

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    Seems to be a bad year for early egg laying. I've an Orpington and Orp cross that are barren at 29 weeks [​IMG]
     
  4. johnsons-r-us

    johnsons-r-us Chirping

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    Quote:Ours isn't either and she is about the same age [​IMG]. Out of 9 chickens she is one of 3 left not laying.

    I'd love to know when they start laying eggs, so if anyone has experience with this breed hopefully they can post some of their experience.

    SMILE [​IMG]

    I have 3 out of 9 that ARE laying [​IMG]
     
  5. Manningjw

    Manningjw Songster

    Quote:Ours isn't either and she is about the same age [​IMG]. Out of 9 chickens she is one of 3 left not laying.

    I'd love to know when they start laying eggs, so if anyone has experience with this breed hopefully they can post some of their experience.

    SMILE [​IMG]

    I have 3 out of 9 that ARE laying [​IMG]

    We were in the same boat just a few weeks ago! [​IMG]

    It's just amazing to us that our Red Star started at ~18 weeks old and has only missed 1 day thus far but some of our other "early maturing" breeds aren't laying at all yet.
     
  6. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

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    Must be normal, my Wyandotte is the same age and has not laid a single egg! My neighbors wyandottes are both a month younger and they are laying.
     
  7. poseygrace

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    Sometimes if they come of age in the fall, they won't lay until spring because of less day light. Hope not for you!
     

  8. chickies&bees

    chickies&bees Hatching

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    My wyandotte was the last to lay in my entire flock. Even my friend's Wyandottes were the last to lay in her flock. I mean significantly later than the other chickens. Eventually she started laying beautiful brown healthy eggs and was a great layer (even through winter). All hens are destined to lay, I am sure she will start laying [​IMG] Good Luck!
     
  9. Manningjw

    Manningjw Songster

    chickies&bees :

    My wyandotte was the last to lay in my entire flock. Even my friend's Wyandottes were the last to lay in her flock. I mean significantly later than the other chickens. Eventually she started laying beautiful brown healthy eggs and was a great layer (even through winter). All hens are destined to lay, I am sure she will start laying [​IMG] Good Luck!

    I was really surprised when my Blue Andalusian laid an egg before my Wyandotte. The wyandotte has appeared to be mature enough for a lot longer stretch of time than many of the other hens in the flock that are currently laying eggs.​
     
  10. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Crowing

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    Over the years I have had many breeds of chickens. Barred Rocks, Buff Orpingtons, EEs, Leghorn, Wyandottes, Mixed breeds & Red Sex Linked. I never had one breed that didn't have some of the girls laying by 20 weeks & all laying by 22-24 except the RSL of course. They started laying at 18 weeks. All were hatched April-May except the RSL which were hatched in July.
     

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