We have five 22 week old chickens in our flock; 2 Buff Orphingtons, 2 SilverLace Wyandottes, and 1 Buckeye.
So far none of them have started to lay eggs yet. We feed them Purina Premium Layena pellets every day, and occasional meal worms plus fresh lettuce and tomatoes from our garden. They have a nice hen house and pen and are let out to forage in the back yard several times a week. Is it too soon to expect them to lay?
One of the Buffs (Ginger) looks very different from his/her sister Roxie and is much larger than all the other hens in size and temperament; she's mean to all the other hens. Her combs and waddle are also very large for a hen. Our first thought was 'Rooster' but s/he has never crowed or attempted to. The gentleman at the local feed store said if it was a rooster he would have crowed by now. The pictures are of Roxie and Ginger. Can you tell me what Ginger is?
Edited by Gabbie100 - 10/7/15 at 7:03pm