Only one hen still not laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mandie, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. Mandie

    Mandie In the Brooder

    Aug 20, 2012
    I have six red sex links, five of the six started laying in August one by one. Their combs have turned bright red and grown larger. The one who is not laying has a much smaller comb, although the color has brightened. She is picked on by the others, and is usually alone. Is she a late bloomer, or do some hens just never lay eggs?
  2. J-Sanders

    J-Sanders Songster

    Jul 28, 2012
    Hey Mandi, Probably just a late bloomer and if she is at the bottom of the order then she is getting less feed and more stress than the rest so she may be just a bit stunted. Not much to do for it other than making sure there is enough feeders and waterers for all of them to feed and water adequately.

  3. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    Hopefully a late Bloomer. With her comb starting to turn there is hope she'll start soon. Pullets that aren't laying yet sometimes do get picked on till they start to lay. There is the occasional one that never lays, but they are rare. Quite a few more start very late.
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