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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickabator, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. chickabator

    chickabator Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2007
    I have some ameraucanas that are almost 9 months old and they still have not laid an egg . whats wrong with them? we checked the bone width and they are still just 1 finger. Are they ever going to lay an egg?
  2. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Do they show any signs of getting ready to lay?Are their combs starting to flop over?or becoming bigger?Do they go in nest boxes if you have any? Some can take up to 10 months to lay.
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Oh that would be so frustrating! I sure hope they start laying soon!
  4. TubbyChicken

    TubbyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2008
    I hope mine don't take that long! Could they be laying somewhere other than nesting boxes?
  5. chickabator

    chickabator Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2007
    their combs are red have been for 3 months now so squatting nothing . no they couldn't be laying anywhere else I have checked in the run and the hen house nothing what so ever.
  6. SwampChicken

    SwampChicken Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 28, 2008
    Paris, TN
    Could someone explain the finger width method?
  7. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    My Brabanters have still not laid since their molt in August.
  8. Kimber

    Kimber Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 23, 2007
    SW Florida
    WOW, none of my girls have laid since their molt in August as well! I was begining to wonder. I don't ever remember a molt taking so long.

    It's been really hot till just this month, so I guess they got a double wamy of molt and heat.

    My bantys who have hatched out 2 clutches each are not even letting the roo close to them and thier babys are 4 - 5 months old. I've seperated them from the babies, but one of them continues to hang around the pullet coop.
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    Tis a mystery!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  10. 2manychickens

    2manychickens New Egg

    Oct 1, 2008
    Iam glad I'm not the only one with this problem.[​IMG] now I need a solution. Keep me updated on your hens fellow southerners.[​IMG]

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