No eggs yet :( ??

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No eggs yet :( ??
« on: July 11, 2011, 21:48 »
Hi I am two Rhode island reds and a Moran and they are about 20 weeks and still no eggs. I have been feeding them layers pellets and they hate them, and my nan bought them 2 fake eggs to get them sitting but no eggs :(

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Re: No eggs yet :( ??
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2011, 22:13 »
I wouldn't worry too much at the moment, give them a bit longer, I got my warrens (hybrid of Rhode Island Red) at POL on 20th May, 2 of them started laying around 3 weeks later (around 21 weeks), another less than a week ago (at around 24 weeks) and the 4th one hasn't started yet!!
They will lay in their own time.  When did you get them? I think mine took a while due to the upheaval of being moved when we got them.
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AL Hathaway

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Re: No eggs yet :( ??
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2011, 00:36 »
Age and breed when my first came into lay as all mine i had from chicks so i kept very good notes
      
50 weeks   white crested black polish
43 weeks   Columbine
33 weeks   lavender araucana
37 weeks   copper black maran
37 weeks   Copper Black
37 weeks   Amber
37 weeks   partridge orpington
37 weeks   blue orpington
26 weeks   crested cream legbar
26 weeks  Burford Brown
33 weeks   Marsh Daisy
33 weeks   Rhode Island red
33 weeks   vorwerk
33 weeks   wheaten maran
43 weeks   lemon pyle brahma hen
33 weeks   light sussex poland cross
43 weeks   lemon pekin
24 weeks   Leghorn x legbar
33 weeks   Welsummer


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Re: No eggs yet :( ??
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2011, 06:38 »
good record keeping there Al  :)
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Re: No eggs yet :( ??
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2011, 12:17 »
Thank you Joyfull  :D 

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Re: No eggs yet :( ??
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2011, 12:21 »
lots of very patient chooks too! not a single one laying before WK25!!
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Re: No eggs yet :( ??
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2011, 22:04 »
Our first hens were 36 weeks for the Bantam x and 46 for the 57 variety pair  ::)
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Re: No eggs yet :( ??
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2011, 22:21 »
Hi ya, we got them about 20 weeks ago they are loads fatter now and changing shape, I keep an eye on them. Though one of them has started to make a barking type noise it's well funny but hoping she is not a he !

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Re: No eggs yet :( ??
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2011, 23:19 »
Thanks everyone. Great advice :) 

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Re: No eggs yet :( ??
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2011, 09:51 »
Oue Black Rocks started laying at 26 weeks old so you just need to be patient, difficult as it is.    :unsure:  Makes the first eggs all the more special.
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