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This hen used to be bullied I adopted her from my buddy's farm and now her feathers are growing back she is a buff brahma. Does her feather growth look good and if not what can I do to help? - Page 2

post #11 of 19
Moving is a huge adjustment for them. The stress of it plus it being winter would be good reasons for them to not lay. Plus, the one hen may be going through a molt, which interrupts laying. A flock raiser feed with higher protein might help speed up the process. Give them time and they should get back to laying.
Edited by Hholly - 1/4/16 at 11:49pm
post #12 of 19
Thread Starter 
OK thanks for the information. I also have 3 pullets that I raised from chick's. They hatched last March and have still not layed an egg. There is 2 Ameraucana and a naked neck.i can't figure out why they haven't layed
post #13 of 19
What kind of setup do you have? If they free range, they could be hiding eggs somewhere.
post #14 of 19
Thread Starter 
A coop and a big run. And I haven't found any hidden eggs
post #15 of 19
They may be late bloomers since winter started as they were maturing. Do they have red combs and wattles? Do they make grouchy noises? Any squatting?
post #16 of 19

Yes, since you just got them 2wks ago, they are a bit stressed. It takes time for them to get used to their new digs.

post #17 of 19
Thread Starter 
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They may be late bloomers since winter started as they were maturing. Do they have red combs and wattles? Do they make grouchy noises? Any squatting?
everything as you say it, just no squatting
post #18 of 19
it shouldn't be long then.
post #19 of 19
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it shouldn't be long then.


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