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Leghorn pullet not laying yet

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tillie43, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Tillie43

    Tillie43 In the Brooder

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    F61A8045-DCBE-4D36-9F33-7661F95CF4F9.jpeg My 24 week old Brown Leghorn has only a small pale ribbon like comb and no waddle. She shows no sign of laying eggs yet. Ruthie is one of 6 hens in my flock and the only Leghorn. The others (RIR, BO, SLW and Sapphire Blue) are all laying. She is on the bottom of the pecking order but she is getting sufficient food and water. I know they all will lay when they are ready but don’t know if there is something wrong with her. Any thoughts?
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Dreaming of Fall

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    Looks healthy. Does it eat, drink, and scratch about normally? That's how you know it's feeling okay. Some mature slower than others.
     
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  3. 1dzn4brkfst

    1dzn4brkfst In the Brooder

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    I have six brown Leghorn pullets, 22 weeks old. I usually find one white egg/day, sometimes none. The fact that my 12 RIR pullets are producing 10-11 eggs/day makes it hard to have patience with the Leghorns.
    Is your Leghorn a single comb or rose comb? Mine (single comb) all have large combs and waddles.
     
  4. Tillie43

    Tillie43 In the Brooder

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    Ruthie, my only Brown Leghorn, is almost 25 weeks old and has just the start of what I assume will be a single comb. She has no sign of waddles starting to appear yet that I can see. She is quiet and shy. Ruthie is taking her own sweet time but since I get 4/5 eggs each day from my other 5 pulleys, I can wait. I’ll know when she lays her first egg as all the others in my flock are brown egg layers. I’ll be excited to see my first white egg! I took this photo today to track her progress.
     
  5. 1dzn4brkfst

    1dzn4brkfst In the Brooder

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    A white egg really stands out in a basket of brown eggs!
    I've been getting a few white eggs for a while now, but it's still not very consistent. Should I be concerned?
    Brown layers: RIR (12), White Rock (3)
    White layers: Brown Leghorn (6), Mottled Houdan (1)
    Blue layers: Whiting True Blue (4)
     

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  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    My Coop
    How old are these birds?
    Do you free range?
    Would love to see pics of your WTB eggs.
     

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