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Baffled!!! 1 year old and no eggs!!!

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

  1. ilovechickens

    ilovechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I acquired 3 beautiful LF RIR Rose Combs after all of their showing. I bought them in hopes of getting eggs to hatch to start my own flock, they are going to be 1 year old in February and I have not had one egg yet!!! Any suggestions as to why this could be happening??? I check regularly and there is no signs of egg eating. Paid good money for them, but no eggs [​IMG] Any suggestions???[​IMG]
     
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    How long ago did you get them? It's possible that it's still too soon after the move, or it could just be the time of year...
     
  3. Higins00

    Higins00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only time I have seen a hen not lay at all is from inbreeding or they were too old and were all egged out.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:x2

    How long ago you purchased them, how much stress they're currently in, the time of year, the possibility that they're molting. . . These are all things that can affect them.

    But golly I'd love to see a pic of them. Rosecomb Rhode Island Reds are rare and beautiful. [​IMG]
     
  5. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? Maybe they are past their laying prime?
     
  6. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Quote:The original post says they'll be a year old in Feb.
     
  7. ilovechickens

    ilovechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will be one year old in February, I got them in October after fair season. I would hate to have to have soup, but don't know what else to do. I will take some pictures and post them, they are beautiful!!! As far as the move, they are in a coop with 4 individual stations. Those three are in one pen, my other pens hold Buckeye's, Red/Blue Wyandotte, and RIR Bantams. I have 50 chicks coming in March, so I need to decide something.
     
  8. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    If they are really that great, then you need to take a deep breath and find some patience. Very often, exhibition quality birds lose some of their production, if the breeder wasn't working toward that specific trait. Some of my show birds didn't lay for almost 9 months last year...obviously something I will be working to fix...

    Often times, you can't have both big producers and really fantastic show birds. Again, if they are as fantastic as you say they are, and you don't have the patience to deal with their production issues, perhaps you should find a breeder to sell them to that can deal with it, rather than slaughter some fantastic show birds.
     

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