Or, a lack of it.
My Red Star hens are now 20 weeks, and my Buff Orpington is 24 weeks. And not a single dang egg. Generally, they start laying eggs at about 20 weeks. Granted, that’s more of a guideline than a rule, but I mean honestly … Let’s go, girls! They’re fed a good quality laying mash. They get grit and calcium. Their wattles are nice and red. They get some extra protein in the form of treats now and then. I mean, c’mon ladies! I’m doing all I can here!