Do some hens never lay any eggs at all ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by crazychicken, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    NC
    This is starting to worry me I gave a good friend of ours a Trio from one of my hatches and they have yet to see an egg from either of them. but 6 week younger sister who we gave to another friend has been laying for weeks. is there a problem with their hens. or are they just being very very very stubborn about not producing.
     
  2. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old are they? With the cold weather it is hard for them to get started. Is there a routine at their new house?
     
  3. andehens

    andehens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the same problem with my ssHamburgs; there were 2 of us that split an order, and only one of mine have just started to lay; the other 2 not yet, while my friends hamburgs started in December. My NakedNecks started sooner than hers did, so, I don't know when, but they will all lay someday!
     
  4. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    NC
    They are at least ten months old and they have a light on them .
     
  5. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    Are they feeding them layer pellets and are they free choice?

    Do they have a constant supply of water?

    What about treats? If they are giving too many treats, it might affect their nutrition.

    How many roos do they have in with them. (Stress from too much mating can cause them to lay less)

    Do they have a red light or white light on them?

    ~Rebecca
     
  6. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    NC
    needmorechickens! :

    Are they feeding them layer pellets and are they free choice?

    Do they have a constant supply of water?

    What about treats? If they are giving too many treats, it might affect their nutrition.

    How many roos do they have in with them. (Stress from too much mating can cause them to lay less)

    Do they have a red light or white light on them?

    ~Rebecca

    Yes
    Yes
    I will ask
    1 roo three hens
    Red​
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2009

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