no egg in over a week..normal or not?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by maco5, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. maco5

    maco5 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got a old english cuckoo bantam a couple of weeks ago.
    she laid an egg on the 9th and the 13th, and nothing since!
    Is this normal for a bantam?
    I am not feeding her laying type food....is that bad?
    New to chickens, so I haven't learned yet!

    My other question is my supposed barred rock hen which might be a cochin, has been making semi crowing sounds.
    I have heard this can happen in hens....right or wrong?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    A hen crowing is not too unusual. Egg laying can take a month or two to get going if moved to a new place. As for feed. Get layer asap so they can have what they need to make eggs out of.
     
  3. maco5

    maco5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info!
    how loud can a female crow be?
    I don't want irritated neighbors!

    I think the heat may have affected the egg laying also.
    I didn't know that could happen until reading some posts about it>
     

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