Black sexlink pullet 26 weeks and not laying yet

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CinnamonQueen, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. CinnamonQueen

    CinnamonQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of my other chickens laid an egg earlier than 25 weeks. She has been squatting for at least a month now, and her comb looked bright red yesterday. Are black sexlinks just late bloomers or should I be worried? Since they are supposed to be egg producers I would think that they would lay early.
    Thanks!
     
  2. CinnamonQueen

    CinnamonQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is 27 weeks old now. I checked today and still no sign of eggs.
     
  3. K Spot

    K Spot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She will lay when she's ready and not a day earlier.

    I had to wait 8 months for my Speckled Sussex to lay. You just have to be patient. [​IMG]
     
  4. kwestley

    kwestley Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine are 20 weeks and I don't think they will be ready any time soon. I didn't see any laying signs so far! :(
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  5. CinnamonQueen

    CinnamonQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So how will I know if she just isn't ready or she might be a "special needs hen" that never lays?
     
  6. sanmar4chickens

    sanmar4chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been waiting for my 4 Red sex links to lay they are 21 weeks old. Have all the signs. Still no eggs. I see you are in Texas also. Do You think its just too hot?
     
  7. CinnamonQueen

    CinnamonQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's been cooling down for the past month. They probably aren't being affected too badly by the heat by now. Like I said earlier, she is 27 weeks old now, so I have been waiting for a while.
     
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  8. sanmar4chickens

    sanmar4chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You've been waiting a very long while. I hope to hit the 24 weeks and see... maybe need to get new hens. [​IMG] Cook up some chickens.
     
  9. CinnamonQueen

    CinnamonQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope that I don't have to go through the rehoming or culling process- been there, done that with rehoming. I hope that the second time is not as hard as the first time. According to my family,If she doesn't lay, she doesn't stay.
     
  10. kwestley

    kwestley Out Of The Brooder

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    Finally, my black sex links lay eggs!!! They are 21 weeks old!! [​IMG]The big egg on the back is fake, but the other two eggs are REAL!!!
     

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