7 1/2 months and still no eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MrOrpington16, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. MrOrpington16

    MrOrpington16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I got an Ameraucana 2 months ago at an adoption center... I was told that she was brought in as a baby nearly dead because the owner gave her grit instead of chicken feed.... Well they said she was 4 1/2 months old and she is currently 7 1/2 months ... She may be an olive egger... She has very light barring around the neck, but that's it... Well She is 4/12 pounds and the adults are soppised to weigh 5 so she is great on weight... Her comb is very( i mean tiny tiny tiny) but her face is red ... Her name is Queenie and I have her on layer pellets.... Why is she not laying?



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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    One reason why she may not be laying is that daylight hours are decreasing. If daylight hours drop below fourteen hours or so, many chickens will stop laying/not lay. She might not lay until spring. Also, has anything stressful (predator attack, period without feed/water, etc) ocurred? Stress can cause chickens to not lay.
     
  3. MrOrpington16

    MrOrpington16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing stressful that I know of ... None of my pullets are laying ... Even the ones with huge combs... I am thinking of putting a solar fixture in that will increase the daylight for 3-4 hours.. Hopefully this will help
     
  4. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just slow to maturing, that's one tiny comb and sure doesn't look like she'll be laying soon.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    She's probably going to take longer, as she was almost starved. I'd give her any extra protein you have. She still looks a bit thin. (Or they were off on her age)
     

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