I just can not get passed this, my BSL is 28 wks old and shows no

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BethieofVA, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. BethieofVA

    BethieofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2010
    Yorktown, Virginia
    signs of maturing. I am using a pic that is well over a month old, but she looks the same! She barely has any comb and no wattles. Her "sisters" are all daily layers of beautiful brown eggs. She eats well, but I do get the impression she is bottom of the chicken totem pole. She is the same size as my BSL, but no squatting, nothing. She is a sweet little runt. I guess.
    [​IMG] That is her in the middle eyeballing that squash.[​IMG]
  2. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 14, 2009
    I think that is a theme that runs across many breeds, here and there. Out of our original 10 birds, we had three that were very late bloomers. One of them, I could have sworn, was a latent rooster. Large bird, but hardly any comb or wattles. Hers are still much smaller than anyone else's, even at a year and a half. Skittles is a Barred Rock, and her sister matured early, probably our first egg layer at around 20 weeks. I don't think Skittles laid until she was over 10 months old.
  3. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
    Central SC
    My Coop
    Some girls are very slow maturing... I don't know why! I had a white leghorn pullet, (she was the runt) along with 19 other white LH layers,,, and the 19 started laying around 16 to 17 weeks and this runty little girle didn't lay her first egg until she was almost 30 weeks old! I almost gave up on her... but now she lays an egg a day (near bouts) [​IMG] I also have some Blk sexlinks out in the yard from early spring... they have been slow to mature this year (for some reason)... maybe it's the heat... [​IMG]
  4. Noncentzter

    Noncentzter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 17, 2009
    Southern Oregon Coast
    I only have one BSL and she has been my first and only layer for weeks! I'd about given up on the rest and I finally got one more egg yesterday. So out of 12 chickens that are over 20 weeks old, I only have two laying!
  5. BethieofVA

    BethieofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2010
    Yorktown, Virginia
    I guess she will lay one day! Poor thing....the sweet ugly duckling.[​IMG]

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