Eggbound or just a late bloomer?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AdiosCowboy, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. AdiosCowboy

    AdiosCowboy In the Brooder

    27
    0
    32
    Aug 4, 2008
    Of my three almost 6-month-old chickens, two have started laying and one hasn't. She isn't swollen; her breathing, appetite, activity level, and feces are all normal. Today though, she sat in one of the nesting boxes and clucked up quite a racket, but didn't produce anything.
    Is it normal for chickens to have a "false start" or should I start worrying? Thank you in advance for any feedback.
     

  2. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Songster

    358
    2
    120
    Jan 10, 2009
    SE Iowa
    Just be patient she will start laying in her on time.
     
  3. andehens

    andehens Songster

    699
    1
    144
    Aug 25, 2008
    Scenic Sierra Nevadas
    Quote:x2

    give her time!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by