Broken chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jon1163, May 7, 2011.

  1. jon1163

    jon1163 New Egg

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    I have one rooster (rhode is. red) and three hens (light brahma, americana and a silky). I've had the Am., silky and red for about a year now and they are great. The Am. and silky lay everyday like clockwork. About four months ago I bought the Brahma as a pullet and she was accepted into the flock but still isn't laying. She is huge and runs around with the others but just wont lay eggs. Is it possible for a chicken to be broken?
     
  2. tinydancer87

    tinydancer87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She may not be quite old enough yet. Give her another month or two.
     
  3. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    Depends on the age of the pullet. Production bred chickens (Hatchery type stock) can start laying earlier than the Standard of their breed which is usually around 6 months.
    I have read of some Standard bred chickens that can take up to 8 or 9 months before laying their first egg.

    Maybe someone that raises Brahmas can join in and let you know the average for their hens.
     
  4. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard brahmas take alittle longer to mature. Give her some more time, it may take a while. I had a barred rock that took 10 months..
     
  5. KYChixMama

    KYChixMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Brahma hens took quite a while to begin laying - they mature slower. I'd give her some more time.
     

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