Brahma and Sussex still not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Brahmaman, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. Brahmaman

    Brahmaman Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a light Brahma and a speckled Sussex that are 35 weeks old and they are still not laying yet. They get enough food and the right nutrients. Is this normal?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Are they your only 2? Not really normal but can happen.
    Are they otherwise healthy? Are they on layer feed? Layer should only be for birds actively laying.
     
  3. Brahmaman

    Brahmaman Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 other bantam Cochins that are only 20 weeks old and ones a rooster but the hen is not laying either
     
  4. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could they be hiding eggs?

    Could you have rats or snakes or other small predators that could be having an egg snack?
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Brahmas and cochins are slow to mature, and this time of year they may well not start until spring. I'd expect the Sussex to be laying, although I was never impressed with their laying much.

    Do they free range?

    Do you have pictures of them?
     
  6. Brahmaman

    Brahmaman Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes I let them free range about twice a week.
     
  7. shotzy007

    shotzy007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My buff lace is still not laying, she will be a year old in January. They free range but only with my eyes on them.
     
  8. shotzy007

    shotzy007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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