Delayed egg laying

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Work4life5572, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. Work4life5572

    Work4life5572 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 8, 2014
    I have two blue english orpington hens that are about 26 weeks old but still no sign of any eggs .why are they taking so long? is this just a characteristic of the breed?
  2. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 29, 2012
    Tyro-Lexington, NC
    I've had some that didn't lay until they were ten months. Twenty six weeks isn't really that bad. Remember, that is the AVERAGE of when the breed will start laying. Some will lay early and others will lay late. Just be patient.

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