SOB STORY: How old is your oldest Non-laying HEN!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sanyijr, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. sanyijr

    sanyijr Out Of The Brooder

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    24 weeks for me![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Fritatta

    Fritatta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ONE YEAR AS OF THIS WEEK! and she is a BIG eater!!! a buff orpington. her clutch mate lays beautifully.

    If she wasnt so sweet, she'd be gone.
     
  3. CartierChicken

    CartierChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 24 weeks, you might not even have to make soup or a stew out of her. She should still be nice and juicy:lau
     
  4. HarryBun12

    HarryBun12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I've got a giant Light Sussex who is 14 MONTHS old and has yet to lay an egg. Tonight for the first time ever she did the "squat" so just maybe...... Just like Frittata said, if she weren't so sweet.... why is it the biggest eaters are always the freeloaders?
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    24 weeks is quite normal. Most of my breeder stock don't lay until they are 24 weeks or older. My most recent wellie layer started at 25 weeks.
     
  6. poseygrace

    poseygrace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two Cochins that are 28 weeks and not laying, but I don't think that's unusual for them. Frustrating, but not unusual! [​IMG]
     

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