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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

    Lil Chickie Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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