40 weeks and No eggs from one hen.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Biddieacres, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    Do I have a problem here? Anyone else ever had a hen who still not laying at 40 weeks? And she's not a roo. hmmmm
     
  2. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    No, if they mature too late in the season they will sometimes not lay until the following spring. I have a pen full of 30+ week old non layers at the moment.
     
  3. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well lets see, what breed do you have?
     
  4. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    She's an Easter Egger. Born last May 6th so she is actually 42 weeks I believe.
     
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  5. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, now that may be a problem the lay well before 10.5 months
     
  6. aville-man

    aville-man Out Of The Brooder

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    i have the same prob i have 5 rir's not layin they will be a year old spring break
     
  7. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    and RIR are supposed to be hardy layers. I wonder. [​IMG]
     
  8. aville-man

    aville-man Out Of The Brooder

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    i have 2 that layed all winter upentill january 31 nothin sense
     
  9. Sunny the Hippie Chick

    Sunny the Hippie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    Brookings Oregon
    We have a pet shop in town, its mascot is what I believe, to be a splash banty cochin.. Not sure though.. Could be a mix. It is a year and a half.. And it has never laid an egg.. That is why it is the pet shops mascot.. The previous owner didnt want it, because of no eggs.. But she is a good broody though.. He took her to the vet, and they dont know why she doesnt lay..

    Weird...
     
  10. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    I'm afraid those birds would be culls here.

    Biddieacres, we have EEs from a April 29 hatch last year - only 1 week older than yours. They were laying by mid-Sept. We've been get a 70-75% lay from them all Winter, except for a couple very cold weeks they cut back but still laid 30%.

    Aville-man, RIRs under a year old should be laying too.

    We supplement light. We use a timer and add enough evening light to make 16 hrs total per day. We feed 20% protein, free choice. Also, fresh water everyday and never let them run out.

    If they won't lay under those conditions - well then, it's soup pot time here.
     

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