Hen still not laying, Help! :(

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by outdoorschick91, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. outdoorschick91

    outdoorschick91 Out Of The Brooder

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    My red-sex link hen is around 27 weeks old now and still hasn't started laying yet, should I be concerned? I feed her and my other hens Purina Chick Start because I was told to feed them that until they have started laying. Also her comb had turned a much brighter red color which I also read can be an indicator for a hen about to lay but idk if this is true. Does anyone have any advice?
     
  2. CherishHolland

    CherishHolland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My advice is to be patient and I would switch them from chick start to a grower/ finisher. Also have you checked for hidden nests? Best of luck and remember she will lay when her body says she is ready.
     
  3. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Most hens start around 6 months, some take a little longer. switch to layer feed and try some fake eggs in the nest to encourage her to lay where you want her to
     
  4. outdoorschick91

    outdoorschick91 Out Of The Brooder

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    I switched them to adult chicken feed and will be playing the waiting game, hehe. Thank you both for the advice [​IMG]
     

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