23 week old hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by poca77, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. poca77

    poca77 New Egg

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    My 23 week old buff orpington hen named Peep isn't laying yet, but all my other buff orpington hens her age are!
    We even have a 19 week old americana who laid her first egg just the other day.
    Peep also has a small comb and wattles that are pink instead of red, even when she's running arournd.
    I really don't want to cull her but will she ever lay?
     
  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Yes she will lay , have you wormed them yet...pink comb she is not ready yet....i would never worry until 26 weeks.
     
  3. poca77

    poca77 New Egg

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    She laid! I'm so so so SO SO happy! She was the last one but she's a great layer! She was 8 months when she laid her first egg.
     
  4. milleryardchx

    milleryardchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had an EE once that didn't lay till she was 9 months old and my Orpington didn't lay till she was 10 old because she went broody at 5 months old and raised chicks till they were almost laying eggs themselves
     

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