Question about laying habits of silver laced wyandottes

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lwat81, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. lwat81

    lwat81 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,
    I'm new to chicken rearing and have a lot to learn, but I have a question for you all. I have three hens, one of which is a silver laced wyandotte. She is about 32 weeks old and has yet to lay an egg. The other two lay consistently. I've read that laying time can differ according to the breed, and I've heard different things regarding SLW's ranging from their early to late breeders. In other words, I've read very inconsistent things. However, 32 weeks . . . what gives?!

    Here is a little bit of information about her/them. They free range in my backyard (which is sizeable), and they all seem quite happy. They go in their coop at night, which we've built to be very secure from predators. So, I'm not sure if it's a stress thing . . . that doesn't seem to make sense. I've looked everywhere for hidden eggs, but I can't seem to find anything. She isn't walking like a penguin, so she doesn't look egg bound. And, she's certainly not a rooster. They eat crumbles designed for layers. I do feed them veggie scraps here and there . . . mostly tomatoes from the garden as they seem to like them. Temperatures have not been very extreme here. Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

    -Laurel
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't keep them myself, but Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! [​IMG] Glad to have you aboard. [​IMG]
     
  5. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Keep looking for the hidden nest!
    Welcome and enjoy!
    Steve. :frow
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! I'm not familiar with their laying habits, but I hope that hens starts paying the rent soon.
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! If they aren't penned up it will be very hard to determine whether she is laying or not....good luck to you.
     

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