Barnevelder is not laying!

beach.coop

In the Brooder
May 6, 2018
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Hi all,

I have a 10-month old barnevelder hen that has not laid an egg yet. All my other hens started around 6-months. When I picked this one up it was the runt of its batch, but has grown into its form well aside from no egg. Should I be concerned and is there anything I can do to help?! Whats the longest you’ve had a hen before it laid? Thanks ahead for any advice!
 

Marxistmc

Hatching
Nov 4, 2018
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I have a barnvelder hen with no eggs yet. She almost 7 month old. Super flighty and not too cuddly.
I’ll be waiting with too.
 

Bdbutton

Songster
May 30, 2018
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Hi all,

I have a 10-month old barnevelder hen that has not laid an egg yet. All my other hens started around 6-months. When I picked this one up it was the runt of its batch, but has grown into its form well aside from no egg. Should I be concerned and is there anything I can do to help?! Whats the longest you’ve had a hen before it laid? Thanks ahead for any advice!
I too have a 10 month old Barnevelder that has not yet laid and egg. How old was yours when it finally started laying?
 

Bdbutton

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May 30, 2018
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I’m wondering if maybe my Barnevelder is not really as old as I was told she was. My BO is supposedly the same age (10 months) but they look nothing alike. The Barnevelder has no wattles or comb like the BO. Any thoughts?
 

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View attachment 1585636 View attachment 1585637 I’m wondering if maybe my Barnevelder is not really as old as I was told she was. My BO is supposedly the same age (10 months) but they look nothing alike. The Barnevelder has no wattles or comb like the BO. Any thoughts?
They don't get their bigger combs and wattles until they are getting ready to lay. Generally about a month or two before that first egg. It's hard to guess exact age by looking at a birthday, but yours I would estimate between 6-12 months.
 

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