Wyandotte not laying at 28 weeks?

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

  1. Nimby Chickens

    Nimby Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    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 Overrun With Chickens

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    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 Overrun With Chickens

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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

    poseygrace Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 New Egg

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    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 Overrun With Chickens

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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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