My RIR is STILL not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kara0143, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. kara0143

    kara0143 New Egg

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    she is probably 8 mths old now , we got her the same day as we got our GSL , the GSL has been laying for over 2 mths now , so why isent my RIR ? i just dont get it
     
  2. CrazyChookz

    CrazyChookz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some hens start laying later than others, and the breed may also mean that they lay at diferent times. If your hen still doesn't lay in quite a while you should make sure she is a hen. Sometimes young 'female' chickens could turn out to be male.

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  3. kara0143

    kara0143 New Egg

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    wouldent i know by 10 mths if she is a rooster? she does like to, i thought that the RIRs were supposed to be great layers
     
  4. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a picture of her? That way we can tell for sure if she's a hen. Also, perhaps she was younger than you thought when you got her? Does she squat for you?
     
  5. kara0143

    kara0143 New Egg

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    Ill see if I have a newer pic of her on here , she was 1 day old when we got her , so i know im correct on her age ...


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    there she is , she is the second one in on the left ... im not sure if this is a good pic of her for what your looking for tho
     
  6. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, well, you're definitally right about her age then :) Do you know how old she was in the picture? A recent one would be great, too. Is it possible she has a hidden nest?
     
  7. kara0143

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    That pic was from about a mth ago , she looks about the same lol. we have looked around for a nest , because they do free range, but there is nothing from her .... she dosent squat like the other 3 do.. I really have no idea , my husband says that she is just a dud, and I just want to figure out why she isent laying
     
  8. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm....that is odd. By the way, I'm actually in the same dilemma as you; my maran is almost 9 months and no eggs! I think it might be because she had mites awhile back it and it stunted her growth, though. Do you have a run? If so, I would lock them up in it a little bit, because free ranging chickens can lay in really odd places! I wouldn't give up and say she's a dud yet; I know of a particular ancona who layed when she was over a year old!
     

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