eggless:(

Discussion in 'General Chicken Discussion' started by shirleyj, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. shirleyj

    shirleyj New Member

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    My new hens are at least 4mo old maybe 5? Why am I not seeing any eggs yet?? The Rooster I have with them is a yr older, he is molting right now...is this why? :confused:
     
  2. 7chicks

    7chicks New Member

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    Depending on breed of your hens, they're still a little young. My Barred Rock started laying first and the Rhode Islands shortly after. They were closer to 6 months before they started. My Australorp was 5 1/2 months old. First eggs are the cutest! So small and sometimes funny shaped too. My first egg looked just like a rock laying on the ground. Thought it was when I first saw it. Wondered where the girls managed to dig that up from since it wasn't there before I left for work that morning.

    Your roo is at the age for molting. Shouldn't have any affect on your hens as far as laying though.
     

  3. rob

    rob New Member

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    mine are months old and still not laying. i guess its just a matter of patience and waiting.