Slow maturing chicken

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Reba207, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. Reba207

    Reba207 New Egg

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    I have 6 hens but only 5 have been laying. One of my hens, size wise, is full grown but has not started getting her comb. She is the same age as the others. Any tips on what's going on? Anything I can do to help her along? Will she ever lay eggs?
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Could be a matter of genetics.


    Check out this mature hen who is in full lay.
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    And here is another mature hen in full lay. She has more wattles than comb!
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    Here is the first hen again. She lays a beautiful medium brown egg. Although purchased from a private breeder as a Black Jersey Giant, she obviously has something else in her background.
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    This hen is in full lay
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    This hen has just finished molting so she's not back in production. Note how her comb/wattles are small and rather pale.
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    Hope this helps!
     
  3. Reba207

    Reba207 New Egg

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    It does thanks! She has a very tiny pale comb and teeny wattles. Maybe she will come around soon! :)
     

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