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Do all hens lay eggs??

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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 5

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 5

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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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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