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Something someone else posted made me think about this.
Is it possible to have a hen that will never lay an egg in her life?
I am just now getting hens that lay eggs...and have some that haven't
laid egg one. I am not really worried, just more like wondering if a no layer happens,
and how often. Mine are still young and I think soon the rest will lay any day now.

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Originally Posted by Ruth Ann 

Something someone else posted made me think about this.
Is it possible to have a hen that will never lay an egg in her life?
I am just now getting hens that lay eggs...and have some that haven't
laid egg one. I am not really worried, just more like wondering if a no layer happens,
and how often. Mine are still young and I think soon the rest will lay any day now.


They all do unless you have an internal layer-which is not good:-(  But typically they should all lay eggs---unlesss....a hen was born without ovaries!

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post #3 of 6

Hang in there RA. I'm sure they will begin really soon.
Then you will be trying to figure out what to do with all those eggs.big_smile

Mine are down some today but boy after all those days when
every hen laid they may just need a rest.

post #4 of 6

I suppose you might get the odd hen who wants to be a career chicken, but don't think it happens often.
In all honesty there probably are the barren hen occasionally but I can't see it happening all that often

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post #5 of 6

I talked to a guy last weekend that sold eggs at a big farmers market. He had over 400 hens but he told me he had 20 ee's that he had until they were a year and a half old and not one laid even 1 egg ever. Hard to believe if you ask me but thats what he said. He had black sexlinks and he sold the largest eggs I have ever seen.

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I have 9 hens and 8 of them have been laying for about 6-8 weeks now, we get an average of 7 eggs a day. I have gotten up to 8 on many days. But one of our girls just sits on the perch most the time. She don't socialize  with he others when they are free ranging, she acts like she wants to be alone,she always acts depressed. Would she be barren? A non layer? What should I do for her?

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