Kismet brought Hazel and Myrtle for a visit in January 2008. We adopted them, making a home in our back yard, which is where this blog begins. Betty, Lulu and Zelda are our new family of hens!
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.
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 backardchickens.com and their forum has some very knowledgeable hen keepers. Much more expert than I am.Hang in there! It is totally worth the wait!
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.
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