No eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mkearsley, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. mkearsley

    mkearsley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a couple of hens from a hatchery a few months ago. After a couple of days, I started getting one egg from my new Polish hen. I still haven't found any eggs from the other hen. Any ideas? She doesn't seem to be molting, although I do find random white feathers everywhere, but it seems more like she's losing the feathers by preening, not molting. She's eating fine & acting like the other birds. Did I just get a non-laying hen? She doesn't crow or anything, so I'm pretty sure she's a hen. This is the first time I've had chickens or been around them, so I don't know what to look for to see if there's something wrong. Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Quote:How old are they? Did you get them as chicks? If so, you can reasonably expect them to start laying anywhere between 4 and 6 months. I wouldn't give up hope yet!

    BTW: I've got a Silkie chicken who is a year old and hasn't laid an egg yet. That's not common. I haven't given up on her though!

    Oh, and [​IMG]
     
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  3. mkearsley

    mkearsley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got the two hens as adults. The hatchery said they were all about 10 months old. I'm really not worried about not getting eggs - I have them more for bug control, weeds control & fertilizer, but if she might be having issues, I want to take care of it before it kills her. I guess I'll just keep looking, thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. ADozenGirlz

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    Quote:Oh, I see. That's a horse of a different color then. I would suspect she's molting given her stated age. If she were eggbound, I don't think she would have lived this long in that condition. Good luck with her, I hope it works out for both of you.
     
  5. Cheep

    Cheep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My neighbor got hens, and one day while doing some overdue weeding, I found about 10-12 eggs. For some reason they came into my yard to lay - probably my nice tall weeds [​IMG]
     

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