1 year old hen and still no eggs

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 1969bozanna, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. 1969bozanna

    1969bozanna New Egg

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    We are waiting for eggs from our hen. So far...none. Her comb is bright red and she is healthy.She has a nutritious layer mash feed and oyster grit. everyday.
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    Any suggestions??
     
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Did you buy her as a chick or grown bird
     
  3. 1969bozanna

    1969bozanna New Egg

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    Hi,

    I have bought her as a 6 week old chick. She was SO CUTE. I just HAD TO buy her at the markets.
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    We only have her + white cockatiel parrot as pets.
    When I bring her home, Snowy the parrot is very jealous. He tries to bring attention to him. He was brought hand-raised and is still very spoilt.

    Greeting from Australia. Sorry if I have made any mistakes but English is not my first language.
    Anna
     
  4. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you let her free range in your yard? Is there a possibility she is laying them in a hidden nest somewhere?
     
  5. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Greetings from the states, well I thinking that maybe she is a very good hider of eggs or she's a he in disguise.
    Michele
     
  6. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is not a roo.
     
  8. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is she eating her eggs
     
  9. 1969bozanna

    1969bozanna New Egg

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    We let her out from her chicken coop in the afternoon. In our small yard we haven't found any eggs, neither the evidence that she may be eating them. I guess she is not made to be a layer hen.
    We even tried to give her a hint by placing a golf ball in her straw nest. After a few days she just has kicked it out because i guess it was too uncomfortable for her to sit there.
     
  10. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    There are instances where they are both. I learned that when having my birds NPIP tested, the tester was checking my pullets to see if they were ready to lay, She said that those my arise from inbreeding. I don't know, but I would assume she should be laying. Well I hope it is at least friendly, you have a pretty pet.
     

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