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Has anyone ever had or heard of a chicken that NEVER laid an egg??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jerseygirl1, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    Curious, has anyone had one or heard of one who has never laid or heard of one who hasn't?? AN egg-less chicken??
  2. Lil Chickie Mama

    Lil Chickie Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2009
    Yup, it's called a rooster [​IMG] Okay, sorry that's not what you meant, but roosters are chickens and I'm very happy and silly today.
  3. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:[​IMG] that's what I was going to say! LOL
  4. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Quote:[​IMG] that's what I was going to say! LOL

    Ah, me too! You guys stole all my glory! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. Jilara

    Jilara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2008
    Bay Area, CA
    Well, one of mine has only laid two eggs in her life, and she THINKS she's a rooster. And with the way she goes after my other hens (ahem), she would have ended in a stew pot if she wasn't named after a friend of mine (who keeps asking how "her" chicken is doing). So I can see a lesbian chicken never having laid eggs... Anyone want a butch hen?
  6. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    How about a picture of it, please?
  7. Lil Chickie Mama

    Lil Chickie Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2009
    I'll take a butch hen! My roos might think to tell her what's what though... Do you have a roo? I've heard stories of a flock of all females and the top female doesn't lay, "mates" the other chickens and acts like a roo- sometimes to the extent of crowing.
  8. chickenkid68

    chickenkid68 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 2, 2009
    Wausau, Wis.
    I have heard that some roosters don't lay eggs! [​IMG]
    sorry, couldn't resist that one!
  9. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    I had a serama hen that laid me about 2 eggs in the year I had her. Nothing seemed to be wrong with her. I found her dead the other day though. I don't think she was very old, she just never laid for me.
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I have an entire flock of pullets that won't lay for me. Many are 7+ months old. Never an egg... One is almost 13 months old, no egg. What am I doing wrong?

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