Do all hens lay eggs??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ruth Ann, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. Ruth Ann

    Ruth Ann Songster

    Apr 13, 2010
    South Carolina
    Something someone else posted made me think about this.
    Is it possible to have a hen that will never lay an egg in her life?
    I am just now getting hens that lay eggs...and have some that haven't
    laid egg one. I am not really worried, just more like wondering if a no layer happens,
    and how often. Mine are still young and I think soon the rest will lay any day now.
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    Quote:They all do unless you have an internal layer-which is not good:-( But typically they should all lay eggs---unlesss....a hen was born without ovaries!
  3. GoldenCometLady

    GoldenCometLady Songster

    Apr 15, 2010
    Walker, West Virginia
    Hang in there RA. I'm sure they will begin really soon.
    Then you will be trying to figure out what to do with all those eggs.[​IMG]

    Mine are down some today but boy after all those days when
    every hen laid they may just need a rest.
  4. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Songster

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    I suppose you might get the odd hen who wants to be a career chicken, but don't think it happens often.
    In all honesty there probably are the barren hen occasionally but I can't see it happening all that often
  5. claychickens

    claychickens In the Brooder

    Sep 5, 2009
    Clay Alabama
    I talked to a guy last weekend that sold eggs at a big farmers market. He had over 400 hens but he told me he had 20 ee's that he had until they were a year and a half old and not one laid even 1 egg ever. Hard to believe if you ask me but thats what he said. He had black sexlinks and he sold the largest eggs I have ever seen.
  6. Ashtons eggs

    Ashtons eggs Hatching

    Oct 16, 2015
    I have 9 hens and 8 of them have been laying for about 6-8 weeks now, we get an average of 7 eggs a day. I have gotten up to 8 on many days. But one of our girls just sits on the perch most the time. She don't socialize with he others when they are free ranging, she acts like she wants to be alone,she always acts depressed. Would she be barren? A non layer? What should I do for her?

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