Polish Crested Bantam - still no eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MicheleE, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. MicheleE

    MicheleE Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Polished Crested Bantam that will be a year old in a couple months and still we have had not a single egg. She is skittish as the other hens (all non-bantam, non-crested) sometimes don't let her join in on eating treats that I bring out. Personality-wise I would say she is timid. Do you think I will ever get eggs from her?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I think it is her atmosphere that is causing her to not lay eggs. If she's being bullied, acts scared of things all the time, etc - The stress will halt her egg production. And then, there's also the fact that a lot of Polish out there don't lay until much later. Personally I've never had such issues, but it does happen.
     
  3. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    I have 2 white crested black polish. They get along well with the flock & are not under any stress. the darn things almost never lay an egg. They are 10 months old & between the two I've gotten maybe 10 eggs total. I used to think they were hiding them in the yard somewhere & I couldn't find them - but now with winter they never leave the coop & still don't lay eggs.

    It must be the breed.
     
  4. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three polish. One is for sure a roo. The other two I think are hens but no eggs and they are now around 9 or 10 months old.
    sharon
     
  5. calicokat

    calicokat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    azalia, indiana
    I have one who lays and she is 11 months old, but the 4 who are 7 months old I've gotten nada from [​IMG]
     
  6. dntd

    dntd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 4, 2009
    I think the low egg laying may be why they live a long life, some lines lay better then others. My girls line was supposed to be a good line for egg laying but who knows. She's the one I got just for looks not for her egg laying though as my sex links lay well.
     
  7. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

    I have around 20+ bantam polish and as long as I have light and they are out of the weather then they lay. I get an egg about every 3 or 4 days from the ones that are over 10 months(they do go in spurts though). If it is real cold they slow why down.My standard polish lay almost daily with 12-14 hours of light. I do notice when I move the pens then they stop for a week. If I mess with them or bother them a lot it effects the laying too but thats just for the whites. My BCW are very laid back and are pretty good layers.
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  8. MicheleE

    MicheleE Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your responses!
     

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