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Hen not laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JJ 2090, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. JJ 2090

    JJ 2090 Hatching

    Oct 11, 2012
    Hi - I (barely) remember having chickens when I was really young but this is the first time I've raised them. We have 2 girls (both black sex link) and 1 boy (barred rock) now. The girls are both about 5 1/2 months old and one has been laying cute little pullet eggs (pretty much 1 egg/day now) for about the last 4 weeks while the other doesn't seem to have even started yet. She is slightly smaller than the other but most people can hardly tell them apart. Should I be concerned or is she just taking her time? Thanks for any help.

    P.S. This is a pretty old pic when they were much younger (and it turned out that all but the 2 black ones were male)!
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2012

  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    Nothing to worry about at all. She'll come into it before long. I consider 24 weeks a better norm to expect eggs, 20 weeks is just too optimistic as 90% of your birds will start anywhere from 20 to 28 weeks for first egg.
  3. JJ 2090

    JJ 2090 Hatching

    Oct 11, 2012
    Thank you for the reassurance...I look forward to more eggs soon!
  4. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Songster

    Aug 19, 2012
    Los Angeles
    x2 They are not late yet. Just give them time and you should have eggs soon.

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