Black sexlink pullet 26 weeks and not laying yet

CinnamonQueen

Songster
7 Years
Nov 2, 2012
568
28
131
Texas
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!
 

K Spot

Songster
6 Years
Apr 14, 2013
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SE Qld, Australia
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.
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kwestley

In the Brooder
6 Years
Apr 14, 2013
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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! :(
 

CinnamonQueen

Songster
7 Years
Nov 2, 2012
568
28
131
Texas
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.
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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?
 

CinnamonQueen

Songster
7 Years
Nov 2, 2012
568
28
131
Texas
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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CinnamonQueen

Songster
7 Years
Nov 2, 2012
568
28
131
Texas
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.
 

kwestley

In the Brooder
6 Years
Apr 14, 2013
69
2
41
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! :(



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

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