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Silver leghorns not layin

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by abqchicken, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. abqchicken

    abqchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I got 3 silver leghorns in April 2015 along with 2 Amaraucanas and 2 blue Wyandottes,. The Amaraucanas and the Wyandottes have been laying for about a month, but the silver leghorns are not.

    The Amaraucanas and Wyandottes are laying consistently every day to every other day. Not sure what is going on.

    Any suggestions about what might be going on?
     
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pics of your birds? Do they free range? What do you feed?
     
  3. abqchicken

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    This is one of them a couple of weeks ago. I feed them pellets and scraps (vegetables, some yard grass and weeds, rolled oats etc.) also give them treats of chicken scratch (cracked corn and other grains). They look great. Very healthy! They get plenty of water. Bordering on spoiled.
     
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    They are in an enclosed area. I have dogs and they would love to snack on one of them.
     
  5. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her comb looks small for a leghorn. I have white leghorns and they pretty much flop over one side. You should be able to see some in my pictures.
     
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    this is one of the Blue Wyandotte I have. They are laying fine.

    I thought they were Silver Dorkins for a while, but after some research and feedback, I came to the conclusion that they are Silver Leghorns. Maybe that is not correct. I picked up the chicks sold as Grey Leghorns - they do not exist.
     
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  7. donrae

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    She sure looks like a silver Leghorn, maybe a touch immature as the comb is sort of pale. She may just need more time. The silver variety isn't as high-production bred as the whites, so they may mature slower.
     
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    Maybe I am just impatient since the other ones are already laying eggs for a few weeks. They all look great. This is my first try at urban chickens so I am learning. Fresh eggs are awesome!
     
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    Update - the hens are now laying. I figured once I posted and asked, murphy's law kicks in and they start laying! they are on a close to every day pattern. The first few had a bit of blood on the outside. They eggs are somewhat small, but should increase in size after a few weeks. The eggs are a nice white color.

    Patience is a virtue and a must when dealing with chickens!
     
  10. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulation on the eggs lol and yes patience is a must with chickens.
     

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