Broke Chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BigBuckSnort, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. BigBuckSnort

    BigBuckSnort Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some broken chickens. 2 hens that havn't laid the 1st egg and a Rooster that don't crow. They are all at least 24 weeks old... What do you think? I know some hens won't lay until the next spring, but will they start this late?
     
  2. The Zoo

    The Zoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    None of mine laid till they hit 28 weeks.
     
  3. rocmoc

    rocmoc Out Of The Brooder

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    Your Roo isn't broken. A Roo that doesn't crow is worth $.

    rocmoc n AZ
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Your roo hasn't found anything worth crowing about yet. Your hens aren't broken, just not ready.
    What breed are they? I waited for first eggs from some of my LF brahmas until they were 38+ weeks old.
     
  5. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    My chickens are all broke too.

    I tell them that's a natural consequence of working for chicken feed but they don't care.

    .....Alan.
     
  6. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had a Black Jersey Giant not lay until she was almost 28 weeks old and a Buff Orpington until she was 25 weeks old. I remember the waiting being awful for that first egg.
     
  7. detali

    detali Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday my Buff Orpington rooster crowed for the first time., 23 weeks old It was more of a croak, but he did it. My BO hens have not yet started to lay. But their combs are coloring up. It should not be long now.
     

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