9 month old, still no eggs???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tobit, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. tobit

    tobit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys i hatched this SLW bantam last spring (end of april) she still hasnt started laying, her comb & wattles are as red as the roosters' (who is her hatch mate), shes now 9 months and the days are getting longer, when will she still hasn't started laying??

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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Nice looking gal you've got there! She's getting close by the look of her - but there really is no way to say just when she will actually lay. There is some disadvantage to them "coming of age" during the time of year that is not most friendly to production. Just as with human girls, they all mature in their own time. I see you mentioned you hatched her yourself - do you know what sort of lines she comes from? That can play heavily into whether they mature quickly like hatchery stock where production is the primary focus or more slowly as with lines where a well developed bird is the primary focus.
     
  3. tobit

    tobit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you! hmm i guess what you're saying is true, I just cant wait!![​IMG] I'm not sure, i ordered fertile eggs from a farm on the opposite side of england, i was surprised she is as good quality as she is![​IMG]
     

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