hens are 37 weeks old and still not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by doriss1878, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. doriss1878

    doriss1878 New Egg

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    I was just wondering if anyone has had this same issue with their hens. I have an australorp, a barred rock and an easter egger that are 37 weeks old and still have not laid a single egg. They came from the same feed store. I also bought a buff orpington, 2 speckled sussex and 2 columbian wyandottes from a different store around the same time and those birds have all been laying for a few months now.
    The thing that has me wondering is that the 3 non-layers have huge, bright red combs, have been squatting and sitting in the nest boxes every couple of days for at least 3 months. Any ideas what's going on?
     
  2. AAA Breeders

    AAA Breeders New Egg

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    Even though they have red combs they may suffer from some minor intestinal problems. Watching out for their poop may eliminate this scenario if their poop is just fine @doriss1878
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Do they free range? Any chance they're laying elsewhere?
     
  4. doriss1878

    doriss1878 New Egg

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    no, they are always in their coop/ run.
     

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