Is She now a He??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wundernurse, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. wundernurse

    wundernurse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2009
    I have a SLW that is about 8 months old. She started laying at about 6.5 months old (I know for sure b/c I only have 4 pullets and all the colors are different) and laid well for about 6 weeks, squatted when I tried to pet her, sat in the nest, the whole bit. Well it has been 3 weeks and she has not laid one egg. She does not squat anymore and her tail feathers are more erect. She is otherwise eating and healthy. Her comb and waddles are still red. I feed layer feed with grit and oyster shell and various veggies and fruits. The other 3 girls are laying very well. Does she have a hormone problem? I have no idea what is up with her. Feeling very confused by this bird. Please help.
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Post a pic. Male SLWs look very different from females.
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    yeah, pictures.

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