My girls won't lay!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NicolleJean, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. NicolleJean

    NicolleJean Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all-

    I got 4 hens in September, the lovely chicken man said they were nearing egg- laying age and should be laying any day now. My first gal had her first egg in early November and a second one followed not long after. I still have two hens that have not laid a single egg. They are a mixed flock, the two who aren't laying are a silver-laced wyandotte and a blue sumaltra (sp?). Any guesses as to why? They are as large as my other two so I am assuming they are around the same age.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Both those breeds are slow to start. Most will get going here as spring approaches. You didn't mention their ages but I'm assuming they are around 6-10 months. The Sumatra will probably be a sporadic layer as it's more of an ornamental breed.
     
  3. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be the cold, that has delayed them, if hens start later in the year, their laying time will start in winter, this could be it. My hens had the same problem.
     

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