Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Flower Pot Dirt Bath with Betty and Lulu


Nicky said...

How old were your hens when they started to lay eggs. I just got a rooster and 6 hens and the are 5 months almost 6 months old and still not laying. I am giving them the laying mash and have been for about 2 months but nothing. I am hatching out my first set of duck eggs and we are going to try for duck eggs. I am hoping they start soon or we are going to have to get rid of them. My husband is getting concerned and wants to kill them now, I would rather give them away. I just don't want to loose my fresh eggs.

Dot Connector said...

It's too early to give up. Give them another month. I think hens start laying around 6 months. Some earlier or some later. Just depends. My girls were already laying when I got them at 7 and 8 months, but they stopped for about a month after the move to my house. Go to and their forum has some very knowledgeable hen keepers. Much more expert than I am.

Hang in there! It is totally worth the wait!

Nicky said...

I have read all your blogs and was just wondering how your girls were doing. I am fixing to post pictures of my new chick and i have more going to hatch next month and some ducks to hatch in a couple days but I like to read other peoples experiences.