Is it possible for a hen to never lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by featherfooted, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. featherfooted

    featherfooted Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    I have a speckled sussex hen who is 31 weeks old and has never layed an egg. Her comb has never turned red. It is still a fleshy color and small. The other sussex I have started to lay at 25 weeks. I don't think she could be a he as it has none of the rooster feathering or large comb and wattles. She looks just like the other sussex. I'm wondering if she will ever lay or is just strange. [​IMG]

  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    From what I have read S. Sussex are notorious for taking a long time to lay, she may just be a really late bloomer. I am not sure if there are hens that never lay, it is good question.
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2007

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