Barnevelders not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mgard99, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. mgard99

    mgard99 New Egg

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    I have 3 nine month old Barnevelders. Any thoughts on why they are not laying yet? One of them did lay for a short time at the end of summer. But nothing since October. Doesn't seem like they went through a molt. My Barred Rocks are just finishing a molt and are starting to lay again.
     
  2. turtlebird

    turtlebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are you supplementing with artificial lighting?
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    The one that was laying may be going through a mini molt. I don't have Barnevelders, but am planning on getting some, and from what I understand it takes a while for them to begin laying.

    I'm searching for the barnevelder thread, when I find it I'll add it here for you.

    ETA: here it is
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=129430
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2010
  4. Vanessabuffsnsilkies

    Vanessabuffsnsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Barnevelders quit laying as well. My Delaware, Australorp and Cochin are laying. A light comes on in their coop at 3am every morning too. Must be a Barnevelder thing...
     
  5. hazelk

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    Could someone tell me why my 8 month old barnavelders have never laid or could they be eating there own eggs
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Barnevelders are slow to mature. They should start laying any time now.
     

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