7 1/2 month hen won't lay! why?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by adcockfarm, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. adcockfarm

    adcockfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 6 hens, one of them is a Welsummer.[​IMG] she is 7 1/2 months old and still won't lay.[​IMG] the other 5 all lay except her. she is low on the pecking order and our barred-rock always pecks her. we let them out to free range often and they seem to be happy + healthy.[​IMG] is she just late? or is she stressed out by getting pecked? [​IMG]she also sometimes tries to peck people, but I don't think that would change anything.
     
  2. adcockfarm

    adcockfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We found an egg in the dirt of the coop, it is different from the other eggs, but it's not the typical dark-colored speckled welsummer egg. I read + saw they are not as dark when they start though.
     
  3. DianaMallory

    DianaMallory Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure she isn't laying her eggs while she is out free ranging? Is she molting?
     
  4. adcockfarm

    adcockfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing in yard. Not molting too young. All the others were purchased with in weeks of each other and they r all laying beautifully almost daily. She hadn't laid one yet. And the others are always laying in the nesting box except for maybe two random occurrences. Us there a chance a hen just will never lay??
     
  5. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    Not all Welsummers will lay really dark or speckled eggs, depends on the breeding. Also most eggs are darker when the hens start to lay & get lighter through the season.
     

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