Should I be concerned

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kmacinnis, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. kmacinnis

    kmacinnis Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 hens 26 weeks old ... 2 wyandottes and 2 easter eggers . The 2 Wyandottes amd 1 EE have been laying for 3 weeks but the other EE (head hen) who has been squatting and showing signs of laying hasn't layed yet.
    Should I be concerned ?

    Advice please
     
  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are ya feeding layer feed?
    She's young yet give her time
     
  3. kmacinnis

    kmacinnis Out Of The Brooder

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    I was keeping them on grower until all were laying .
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    EE are basically mutts so each one will start at a different time, I've had them not start until 7 months, so give her time, and I would keep them on grower until she lays, with a separate bowl of oyster shells.
     
  5. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just finish feeding the grower then switch to layer when it's empty.. no use wasting feed.. she's ok I'm sure.. it's getting shorter days now so you might need some light in there to keep them laying
     
  6. kmacinnis

    kmacinnis Out Of The Brooder

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    Gotcha !! I appreciate the help
     

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