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7 month old Brahma and EE not laying yet

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by danib5446, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. danib5446

    danib5446 In the Brooder

    Mar 26, 2012
    It's December and my 7 month old light Brahma and EE have not started laying eggs yet. Can I blame this on slowly maturing chickens or short winter days? My good friend adopted a Brahma and EE from the same batch and has been getting eggs for a month or two...hmmm...Thanks in advance!

  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Both. Shorter winter days can delay them starting laying. I'm still waiting on a 9 month old barnevelder.

    Brahma's are a slow developing breed. Your EE is probably just a little slower than most. They all mature at their own rates.
  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Crowing

    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
    ITA with above statements...

    I have 4 and only 1 is laying they are 6.5mths old... i know it'll happen when the others are ready!

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