Patty Duke Leghorns but only one lays!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by devora, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. These two gals are the same age (25 weeks). The one in the back has been laying for weeks. From the one in front: nada. They have very red combs and have had for weeks. They look identical!

    When hens delay in laying do their combs still turn bright red?

    Should we lock her in for a few days? Hate to treat her like that if she truly isn’t laying.

  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    How do you know they are not both laying? Maybe they are on alternating schedules. Always could be she is not laying where you want her to or just hasn't started but will soon.
  3. Sorry, I should have been more clear. We know the one is laying b/c we watch her (we're home). The nada girl has never sat on the nest and there are never white eggs in the coop unless the other one leaves them.

    DH thinks she may be hiding them when they free range. I'm just not sure.

    So it is possible for them to have red combs and not lay? Odd!

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