FAILURE TO LAUNCH

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by POPPY RALPH, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. POPPY RALPH

    POPPY RALPH New Egg

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    THIS IS MY FIRST YEAR WITH BACKYARD CHICKENS. I PURCHASED 3 RHODE ISLAND RED AND 3 BUFF ORPINGTONS
    , IN LATE APRIL OF THIS YEAR, THEY WERE APPROX 2 MONTHS OLD WHEN I GOT THEM, SO NOW WOULD BE APPROX 8 MONTHS OLD. ALL STARTED LAYING AT NORMAL AGE, EXCEPT ONE BUFF. SHE IS HEALTHY AND FAT, WHAT WOULD YOU EXPECT FROM ONE WHO DOESN'T WORK, HER COMB IS SMALL AND HER LOBES ARE SMALL AND NOT RED, JUST A PINKISH COLOR AS IF SHE NEVER MATURED. IS THIS NORMAL AT TIMES? IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO TO REMEDY HER CONDITION?
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC. Chickens, even of the same bloodlines / breed will mature at different rates, it is normal. Your girl is on the slow side, and with the time of year it is, as immature as she sounds, she may even wait until spring to start laying. Do you have them under lights?
     

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