Dark Brahma not laying yet at 28 weeks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LadwoodFarm, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. LadwoodFarm

    LadwoodFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! We have 6 girls of various breeds that are 28 weeks old. Five of them are laying very consistently for a few weeks now, but our Dark Brahma, Dolores, is not laying yet. Her comb and waddle are just starting to develop and turn red, and she is already twice the size of the other hens. Should we be concerned that she hasn't matured like the others? Anyone else have experience with the breed who can tell us if this is normal? Thanks!
     
  2. FGF Blue Hen

    FGF Blue Hen Out Of The Brooder

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    Of the several different breeds of chickens we have, our Light Brahmas did not start laying until they were almost 9 months old. Unfortunately, this was a couple months after most of the others... Marans, Andalusians etc.
     
  3. peepacheep

    peepacheep Chillin' With My Peeps

    My Buff Brahmas will be 8 months old in a week or so. I think between the short daylight hours and their slow maturity it maybe a while yet before eggs. Love their easy going temperament, would much rather have slow growing calm chickens than flighty hyper birds.
     

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