1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

10 month old RIR not laying eggs yet???

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Frickasee, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. Frickasee

    Frickasee New Egg

    2
    0
    7
    Feb 14, 2016
    Hi everyone!
    I'm new here but have been not so secretly enjoying the website for several months. Just joined today.
    I have a question....our 10 month old RIR hasn't laid her first egg yet, though her sister has.
    Any thoughts on this?
    Thanks in advance and thanks for a great website!
    Frickasee
     
  2. CochinLover1

    CochinLover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    492
    47
    116
    Aug 17, 2015
    Ohio
    Some chickens just take longer to start than others. You can tell if she's about to lay an egg soon if you feel the with of her pelvic bones. If its 2 or more fingers wide, she's getting close. If it's 1, then not ready yet.

    And welcome!!
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2016
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    25,582
    2,139
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. A lot of us were lurkers before joining. :eek:) CochinLover1 has answered your question nicely so I'll just say, "If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers."
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    27,171
    10,528
    616
    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and [​IMG] - glad to have you onboard and may you lurk no more! As stated above, some girls just take longer than others to start laying and i guess your situation may be exacerbated by wintertime. Does she squat in front of you yet? If so, at least she's thinking about laying.

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    81,044
    8,157
    766
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Bluechick2u

    Bluechick2u Chillin' With My Peeps

    371
    255
    146
    Jan 12, 2016
    Prineville, OR
    My cream legbar is 11 months old and just laid her first egg, I assume that each breed has a different rate of maturity, and maybe climate has something to do with it.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    84,499
    3,781
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. doc637

    doc637 Out Of The Brooder

    102
    9
    43
    Jan 20, 2016
  9. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Hello!
    [​IMG]
    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  10. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    33,442
    8,490
    616
    Dec 12, 2013
    Wyoming
    [​IMG]

    As the other greeters have said, some just take longer than others. Each chicken is an individual and even being the same breed, they won't "perform" exactly the same. If her comb is bright red and she's squatting, you'll know she's getting close. The days are getting longer bit by bit and that should help too.

    Thanks for joining us!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by