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Old 10-12-2012, 10:29 AM   #1
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My chickens are a little over 20 weeks old and have been on layer feed for a little over 2 weeks. No eggs yet, is it still early? I give them plenty of food and fresh water, I put a couple of golf balls in the nesting boxes. Do I need to do something different or just be patient? Thank You



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Old 10-12-2012, 12:31 PM   #2
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Be patient! Some chickens just take a bit longer. But, it's not like they are late or any thing yet. When they do the squat and their combs and waddles turn a nice deep red, then you know they are getting close. It'll happen, don't worry!



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Old 10-12-2012, 12:59 PM   #3
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Me either, still waiting. Mine were born July 1st.

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Old 10-12-2012, 01:17 PM   #4
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Go talk to them, tell them if they don't start laying... you're gonna start squeezing. You should be seeing eggs soon.

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Old 10-12-2012, 03:41 PM   #5
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mine are 26 weeks now and still no eggs. i quess we just have to wait.

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Old 10-12-2012, 05:40 PM   #6
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Patience Grasshopper !!

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Old 10-26-2012, 01:25 PM   #7
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Mine are 6 months old (April babies) and no eggs either. I suspect it is because of the limited daylight hours in Northeast. I read they need 14 hours of daylight in Backyard Poultry magazine. Thinking that if I want eggs over the winter then I need a light in the coop or wait until Spring. Any ideas or suggestions from experienced owners? Thanks!

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Old 10-26-2012, 03:08 PM   #8
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one of mine is laying now. (the light sussex) the other 2 are keeping me waiting.

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Old 10-26-2012, 06:27 PM   #9
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Patience is the ticket. You don't mention the breed(s), but that is a factor too. I have seramas which are very early layers (usually by 4 months). I also have large fowl brahmas, very late layers. With my very first flock of brahmas there was a wide span of time between the first to lay, 18 weeks old and the last two to lay, 38 weeks old.
When you see the combs and wattles getting red and the pullets squatting for the roo (or you, if they have no roo) you'll know they are getting close.

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Old 10-28-2012, 08:37 AM   #10
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It might also be a function of time or year... as day light levels decline so does egg laying.



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