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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:52 pm 
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I have 4 wyandotte pullets that hatched September 7. They are looking well grown and their combs have been nice and red for about a month. I was hoping at least one would start laying before winter. Should I give up checking for eggs, and start counting down until spring? :?:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:01 pm 
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They may still lay this Autumn, so don't give up hope :)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:06 pm 
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Have you checked everywhere? They may already be laying in their favourite hiding spots. They are known for wanting to hide their eggs.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:28 pm 
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Thanks, I will keep my fingers crossed. I did have them free ranging the property, and I thought they must have started laying and I just couldn't find the eggs. I got a 50m roll of chicken netting a few weeks ago, and have confineded them to a smaller area with just a tree and their pen. So no chance of hiding.

I might try upping the protein, some more fresh hay in the boxes and keep on checking. :-)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:52 pm 
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they should be laying already


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:12 am 
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All my three chickens started to lay right before winter last year.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:36 am 
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I have 2 Australorps that are around 7-8months old that haven’t started laying either. I’ve given up on eggs from them before winter, although I still check the nest box every day …… :roll:


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