Only one laying

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by oihens, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. oihens

    oihens New Egg

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    I have four hens, two barred rocks and two rhode island reds raised from 3 weeks old and are now 5 1/2 months. Kept in a coop with lots of room, they do not roam the yard due to lots of hawks and a fox in the area. Very healthy, happy birds, well fed with laying hen pellets and lots of veggie scraps and bugs and about a week and a half ago one started laying but the others have not. She is laying one a day. The one that has started laying is the alpha female. Any ideas of how long it takes for the others to start. I kind of thought they would all start at the same time since they are the same age. Any ideas? Am I being too impatient?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Chickens just like humans and other animals mature at varying rates. Be patient the others will produce.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] It's hard to be patient when waiting for eggs but, it will happen
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  5. CedarAcres

    CedarAcres Sunny Side Up

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    Hello & Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] Your other girls should start laying soon. It's so hard to be patient, but it will happen! I have a flock about the same age as yours and I have 3/19 laying currently. Good luck!

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  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas oihens, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard!! I concur with the advice of sourland. Best of luck to you!
     

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