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black Australorp hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mskackle, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. mskackle

    mskackle Chirping

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    I have 3 hens, all are the same age, 1 hen laid little pullett eggs for about a month, now she has gone broody and we have her setting on quail eggs but the other two still have not started laying. Is it possible they will finally start laying? i know they are over 6 months old.
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Yes some hens just take a while to begin laying. Even greater than 6 months sometimes.
     
  3. RockerHen

    RockerHen Songster

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    Silkies, for example, have been known to wait over a year. Mine start at usually around 8 months. On the flip side, I've had leghorns lay as early as 18 weeks. It just depends on how fast the individual bird matures.
     

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