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barred rock hen 30 weeks old and still not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sandmbaker, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. sandmbaker

    sandmbaker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all,
    my barred rock is 30 weeks old and still has not layed an egg she is pretty big and looks as mature as my other hens that are laying. I am positive on the age of her as I hatched her myself and have kept record of her age. Is it normal for them to be this age and still not lay an egg?
     
  2. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    If she is not hatchery stock, then they do take longer to reach POL
     
  3. llandry

    llandry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just going to post this same question. My BR is 7 months and no eggs yet. She's a big girl and is very happy and healthy. I'm going to have a talk with her today about earning her keep! :)
     
  4. sandmbaker

    sandmbaker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I already tried talking to mine. she cocks her head and looks at me like im stupid. lol
     
  5. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Pics of comb and wattles would help tell if near POL. And days are shortening, they need about 14hrs of "daylight" to keep/start laying.
     
  6. sandmbaker

    sandmbaker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    il take some pics of her. I have a halogen light in their pen that stays on all the time.
     
  7. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    hmm. Try putting it on a timer so they get some dark sleep. This might help. I think light 24hrs is too much.
     
  8. sandmbaker

    sandmbaker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    tonight I went out to take some pics and when I reached for her she squatted! this is the first time I have seen her do this usually she runs away. [​IMG]

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  9. Tammy N

    Tammy N Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like she is just getting ready to start Having your breakfast ready soon.
     
  10. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Yup, should be any day now.
     

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