Hen not Laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Swamp Dawg, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. Swamp Dawg

    Swamp Dawg Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 Chicks that about a year old this month. I believe one of my Auracana is not, nor never has laid an egg. Is this possible? I believe I can now tell which chick lays which egg, but it looks like only one of my Auracans is laying.
    Advice needed.
     
  2. GOLDENSEABRIGHT

    GOLDENSEABRIGHT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well you need to feed them a high protein diet and a rooster also helps for this breed in my experience.;)
     
  3. Swamp Dawg

    Swamp Dawg Out Of The Brooder

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    Being in the city, I'm not allowed a rooster. I am careful to buy quality food and the others are laying very well. I am just wanting to confirm that some hen may never lay. Is that possible?
     
  4. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is possible but unlikely. Pull out the blue eggs. Do they look the same or is the color and shape different? Every hen will have her distinct egg.
     
  5. Swamp Dawg

    Swamp Dawg Out Of The Brooder

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    The blue eggs are always the same shape and size. I am hoping now that spring is coming that there will be more activity and I can do more testing.
     
  6. LE808

    LE808 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've just posted something similar about my Araucana's, after some extra research they do originate in South america and therefore I believe they probably need longer days and warmer weather to start laying. I'm expecting mine to start again later into spring, hope that helps.
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Have you noted their comb condition?
    Plump, shiny red - usually means laying.
    Shriveled, dryish looking and pale - usually means not laying.


    Checked their pelvic points?
    2 bony points on either side of vent:
    Less than 2 fingertip widths apart usually means not laying.
    More than 2 fingertip widths apart usually means laying.
     

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