Hello poultry land,
I am posting this on behalf of a customer who called me ( I work at a farm and feed store) worried that she bought 4 chicks in April of this past spring and only 1 of them has laid an egg. We went over any possibility of sickness, the chickens appear to be healthy. All laying varieties from Privett Hatchery. None of them is crowing or has grown any curly tails. We discussed any egg eating, but feel that's unlikely as she hasn't noticed any messy faces or nests. They get let into the yard periodically, could they be hiding them somewhere? Could they be simply waiting until Spring? Could they be sterile? I told her I would appeal to you all about this dilemma and get back with her. Thanks!