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Brahma not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by zanin, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. zanin

    zanin In the Brooder

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    Back in April, I purchased 5 day old chicks from local grain store. We got a Buff Brahma, a Leghorn, a Rhode Island Red and a Wyandotte. All of them are laying except the Buff Brahma. They all grew up together but the Brahma stays away from the others. I have seen the Rhode Island Red pick on her. Sometimes she hides behind the waterer. I don't know if she isn't laying because they are picking on her. Is there anything I can do?
     
  2. CountryFlock

    CountryFlock Songster

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    Hens start laying by 6 months usually. If you wait a month she should start laying. Brahmas usually start laying later. Unlike barred rocks who start as early as 18 weeks.
     
  3. zanin

    zanin In the Brooder

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    Okay, I hope so. She has me worried.
    Lori
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member 5 Years

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    Are her comb and waddles plump and bright red?
    Are her pelvic bones 2-3 fingers apart?

    My light brahmas started laying later than the others.
    I don't think you need to worry.
     

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