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9 month old Barred Rock Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 2overeasy000, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. 2overeasy000

    2overeasy000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think she has ever layed an egg. Is there any way to tell? Any tips? I've read about internal laying in the posts. What is that?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Internal laying is the egg moving abnormally into the abdominal cavity. They are very sick chickens when this happens. At 9 months, it's much more likely that she is just going to mature late. Bet she will lay in the spring.
     
  3. 2overeasy000

    2overeasy000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info. The BR still has dark yellow legs while the other "layers" have all turned much paler. I guess we will see in the spring. She still seems very healthy and isn't molting or anything. Thanks again for the reply.
     
  4. 2overeasy000

    2overeasy000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You were right. She didn't start laying until she was 11 months. But since then it has been an egg a day for the last 2 weeks!
     
  5. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the barred rock we had took 10 months before she started laying...
     

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