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Girls never layed!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dmann7123, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. Dmann7123

    Dmann7123 New Egg

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    Hello everyone I have a leghorn a Delaware and a black Australop and the leghorn is the only one laying well she was the girls are all happy the have food and fresh water but I bought them from our pet store as "laying hens" but so far not so much the leghorn is about 2 and the other two are 1 years that is any ideas will help us.
     
  2. sawilliams

    sawilliams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Age, pictures? I got 5 pullets from a friend 3 were 4-6 months and 2 younger of the 3 only 1 is laying right now she is also the only one with a red comb like the 6th older hen we have. The other 2 have pale Pinker combs and ate taking their time.

    My understanding of "laying hens" can be of laying age not that they have layer or are fully ready to lay
     
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  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    How long have you had them?
     
  4. Dmann7123

    Dmann7123 New Egg

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    The leg horn is 2 years and the other two are about 1 year old.[​IMG]
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  5. Dmann7123

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    I had them for about three weeks now
     
  6. sawilliams

    sawilliams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I can't tell in the second picture, her comb looks red enough. And I don't know chickens well enough to say who is who. But the dark one her comb is to pale. Looks much like the comb on my black here
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    Basicly it means she isn't laying yet. You could look for some information about other signs to look for but I would say the dark colored hen is not ready to lay yet, the other maybe close give her time
     
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  7. sawilliams

    sawilliams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh and also I have had 1 girl for 5 weeks and the other 5 for only 3 weeks. Though we strated getting eggs from the first right away, with the stress of the move it took then next hen 2 weeks before she stared. I still have 2 more im waiting on but both have pale combs though are of laying age. Give it time that's what I'm doing
     
  8. AuntNomi

    AuntNomi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would give it a little more time. They may be stressed out. Hopefully once they are used to their new home they will start laying for you!
     
  9. Dmann7123

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    Thanks you!
     

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