Hasn't started laying at 30 weeks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Pastiche, May 7, 2016.

  1. Pastiche

    Pastiche Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 7, 2016
    My Gold Cuckoo Marans hen is 30 weeks old and still not laying any eggs. She spent a half hour in the egg box today - and she does this regularly. But no eggs. Is this normal? Her sister hens (same age, different breeds) have been laying for weeks now.

    Today she looks droopy-eyed and her poo is just liquid. Her abdomen seems huge but soft. What is going on with my girl? Is she just be a big chicken who is laying late? She's still eating, still hangs with her sister hens.

    I'm worried about her. Any guidance would be much appreciated.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Pullets mature at different rates of speed, and it is not unusual for some birds to go 30 weeks or longer. The 'droopy eyed, liquid poop, and swollen abdomen' are somewhat concerning. Hopefully she is not have reproductive tract problems - ie, internal laying.

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