One of my girls isn't laying yet 24 weeks.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mrs Clutterbuck, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Mrs Clutterbuck

    Mrs Clutterbuck Out Of The Brooder

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    2 of my new 24 week pullets are laying and one does not seem to be laying at all, two of them squat for me and one runs away. Although I got a little squat out of my usual runner today. Do you think she is just taking her time or might there be something wrong with her? They were hatched at the same time, vaccinated and get the same feed. The are enclosed in a good sized run because of By laws and they seem happy.
     
  2. stilldeb

    stilldeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine didn't lay til around 26 weeks, some even later.
     
  3. Mrs Clutterbuck

    Mrs Clutterbuck Out Of The Brooder

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    Really? See I'm new to this, I just thought because the others did there was something wrong with her. Thanks for that [​IMG]
     
  4. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Is she by chance an Easter Egger? Some breeds take longer than others to start laying. I had an EE that did not start laying till she was around 30 weeks.
     
  5. Mrs Clutterbuck

    Mrs Clutterbuck Out Of The Brooder

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    Not an EE, she is a Brown Shaver, which I could be wrong but from what I can tell is possibly a Red Sex link.
     
  6. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My speckled sussex's didnt lay til around 30 weeks but she is now 3yrs old and my best layer still.
     
  7. pippsqueak

    pippsqueak Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm having some late bloomers too! [​IMG]
     
  8. Mrs Clutterbuck

    Mrs Clutterbuck Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks you so much, I'm so glad I'm not the only one and this is normal [​IMG] Here's hoping she will lay soon because I just love collecting eggs.
     

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