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Hello fellow chicken lovers and thanks for all the excellent advice.   I started my first flock of 8 chicks last April 3 and everything has gone great except for my Welsummer who has not laid one egg . I have 8 different breeds and they are all laying except my Welsummer.   She has never seemed stressed and she is in the middle of the pecking order.  They are on quality layer feed, they have a huge coop and roost and free range my small yard every day.  I search frequently for hidden nests but they all lay in their nesting boxes. I guess I will just keep being patient.  I find lots of brown and blue eggs but no dark brown spotted eggs like I'm expecting..   Have any of you Welsummer owners had such a long wait for eggs.  

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Have you ever seen the Welsummer in the nest box?

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Romans 3:23 – for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

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Welsummer aren't always prolific egg layers, they are bred for egg color and some don't lay very well or much, odds are she will start in the next two months but will lay sporadically and quit a lot.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Also there is a possibility that her eggs are not dark brown and lays lighter eggs so it will be better if you can watch and see if she lays in the nest

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loving my flock with their personalities, getting to know them and enjoy everyday I spend with them
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Yep, I've waited 11 months for one pullet to lay.  She laid for a month and then went broody on me. (and Welsummers are not supposed to go broody)

 

Could she have gone through a minor molt?  Mine (9 of them) started laying for a bit and then decided to molt at 8 months old.  Only 1 has started back up right now.  These 2 are a couple of the molters.

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



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No, I have never seen her in a nest box.  I guess I'll just be patient.

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I'd check her pelvic points and coop them all up for a few days to a week to make sure no one is laying out in range area.

Could well be she is laying, but not the coveted terra cotta speckled eggs we hope for.

My wellie has fair color on her eggs, but she is by no means prolific and despite being fertile, no viable hatching eggs (other than pullet egg friends broody hatched).

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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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