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Egg laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by homestead 101, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2016
    I have two buff orpingtons that have not started to lay, I brought them home over two weeks ago. I have a suspension that they are molting because there is a lot of feathers all over the place.

    And is it possible that my white bantem hen with white ear lobes can lay light brown eggs. Because when ever I look in the coop, she is the only one ever in the nest box.
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    You could well be correct. Hope your bantam is not broody though - I understand they can be little tinkers in that sense.

  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Stress of the move and integration into new flock could trigger a molt.
    Bantam maybe be broody....or hiding from other bids.

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