One hen not laying eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Curious1234, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Curious1234

    Curious1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I bought 4 pullets back in May. Last week, one of them, a buff orphington, which was actually older than the other 2 started laying eggs. The other two, which are EEs, started laying eggs this week. The other buff orphington which is the same age as the first buff has not yet started laying eggs. She actually has had a dirty beak problem where she always has dirt in her beak that we can see ever since she was pretty young and started living outside. Is that some sign of a disease or disorder? And what is slowing her down from laying eggs?
     
  2. foxy2320

    foxy2320 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about the beak, but my girls of the same hatch and breed started laying a few weeks apart. I know it's hard, but don't get too worried yet. I don't know that the dirty beak and first lay would be related.
     
  3. Curious1234

    Curious1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just to update...
    This is exactly what happened :)
    She started laying a few weeks later.
     

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