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My 27 week old rir hen has not started laying she is not squatting her comb and wattles are underdeveloped and are not even pink.She is smaller than the others and they are all laying. What is wrong with her?

Thank you for any ideas. She is eating and drinking, her stools are mostly liquid. She is not as active as the others.

Please help she is so sweet.

Could she just be a late bloomer or is something wrong?

Has anyone had this problem?


Edited by 3dog5catsmith - 11/7/15 at 2:43pm
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She is probably just a RUNT.     Just keep her and enjoy.  If she is eating OK then don't have too many worries.   Very likely wont be one of your top producers.   Late bloomer now at 27 and no eggs.  Most RIR lay at about 6 months, but mine waited  past 7 if I recall correctly.

You say that the others are laying well and steady.   Were they all acquired at the same time ?? and how long have the others been laying ??



 

Your name caught my attention.   That is exactly my number currently.



 

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My 27 week old rir hen has not started laying she is not squatting her comb and wattles are underdeveloped and are not even pink.She is smaller than the others and they are all laying. What is wrong with her?

Thank you for any ideas. She is eating and drinking, her stools are mostly liquid. She is not as active as the others.

Please help she is so sweet.

Could she just be a late bloomer or is something wrong?

Has anyone had this problem?

That sounds like a problem. Did she ever have coccidiosis?

Start a new thread in the Disease forum with the details of what she's eating and how long the liquid poops have been happening.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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