28 week old pullet, some laying some not??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RhondaLynn, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. RhondaLynn

    RhondaLynn Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 15 hens, 5 RR, 5 golden Comet and 5 Buff Orpington. they were all hatched in March (not the same week tho). I am getting about 4-6 eggs a day. I feel that at this point I should be getting 10 eggs a day at least. Most have plump red combs, a couple do not. Isn't that an indicater of egg laying or maturity? Should I get rid of some or should I just wait and see if some are just late maturing hens??

    Rhonda
     
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Rhonda, I'd wait a bit longer. Some birds mature more slowly for different reasons, it seems a lot of people are having this same problem. Plump red combs can be a sign of maturity but not always an indication of egg laying. Check her pelvic bones, if they're still closed she isn't ready, if you can fit two-three fingers between them she's probably laying or about to. Since you have both type of hens, I imagine you will notice the difference pretty easily [​IMG].

    God bless,
    Daniel.
     
  3. RhondaLynn

    RhondaLynn Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Daniel! I will try and checkthem tonight when they come in to roost!

    Rhonda
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Some birds just need a little longer before they start laying!
    Good luck!
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