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2 Chickens 1 wont lay!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sammy, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. sammy

    sammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi

    I got 2 chickens about the same time, here is a pic of the one not laying when younger (about 3 months ago)

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    Well the laying one has a big fat red comb and lays an egg a day, this girl has gotten as big as the hen that is laying but her comb is still small and she isnt displaying any behaviors that will show she will lay soon.

    Is it possible she will not ever lay eggs? It is ok if she doesnt they are inseperable and I would never think of getting rid of her.

    Just wondering tho.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    If you are positive the second one is indeed a hen, she's probably just not as mature yet. Chickens mature at different rates, just like human peeps do.
     
  3. sammy

    sammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:well...I was told she is a hen, oh boy now I feel stupid but how do I tell? (nn to answer that I am sure I can find the info on the internet)

    Giving that she is a hen though thanks I will leave her be, her comb has gotten bigger and a bit redder since that picture. Thanks!
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Sammy, I bet if you posted some pics here on BYC we'd all be able to help put your mind at rest about the sex of your chicken. I'd say chances are good you just one hen maturing slow than the other.
     
  5. sammy

    sammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MY CHICKEN LAID AN EGG SUNDAY! 12/14

    APPROX 6 months after the 1st one!

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    woohoo!

    don't put them in the stewpot too quick peoples!
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    btw i got the 2 of them this past april 2008 1st one laid an egg in 2 months.
     
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  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Congrats! Told ya she'd get to it when she was mature enough. [​IMG]
     
  7. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

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    WAY TO GO HEN [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Keep up the good work !!!


    CONGRATS on the eggs finally [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. sammy

    sammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep gris you were right!

    i will post an updated pic of her soon. her comb started to grow just 3 weeks ago

    thanks all!
     
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Congratulations!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    My first to start laying was 17 weeks my last to start laying was 27 weeks. The first one that started to lay was an early developer. The one that started at 27 weeks, hardly had a comb at 17 weeks, but was the largest bird in size. The first to lay was the smallest bird. Most started at between 20 - 23 weeks.
     
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