New to chickens and need some advice

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ElliesEggs, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. ElliesEggs

    ElliesEggs New Egg

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    We have 2 hens that are RIR (production reds) and 1 is right at 7 months old (that we got as a day old chick) and hasn't started laying yet. The other hen came to us from a different source but was about the same age (long story and 3 rooster later) and has been laying 1 egg everyday since July. She looks healthy and is happy to see us when we go out to the yard. Should I be concerned or just let nature take its course. She is the one on the right in this pix.[​IMG]
    And here she is by herself[​IMG]
     
  2. redfishingirl

    redfishingirl Out Of The Brooder

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    What would you be concerned about specifically? If you think she may be a he, I would suspect HE would be crowing by now.
    Some girls just take longer to start laying and aren't as efficient if you are concerned about egglaying.
     
  3. ElliesEggs

    ElliesEggs New Egg

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    Just concerned that she has not started laying yet. Possibly something causing it. Maybe her diet or a possible disease. She doesn't even squat when I go to touch her like the other 2 laying hens do. Just a concern there might be something causing it.
     

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