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Squattimg but still no egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kmacinnis, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. kmacinnis

    kmacinnis Out Of The Brooder

    May 10, 2015
    New Ipswich NH
    Hey everyone
    I have an EE that is 29 weeks old and has been squatting for over a month . She's the last of 4 hens to lay and I'm wandering if this is normal ? The other hens have been laying for 6 -7 weeks
    Tell me what you think ?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    You don't mention the breed of your other hens, but it is not at all unusual for EE to start laying later than the production bred birds.
  3. song of joy

    song of joy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2012
    Central Pennsylvania
    The EE that is currently the best layer in my flock didn't get started with egg laying until she was 30 weeks old. So, hang in there. Good things come to those who wait.

    Also, you've probably already thought of this, but make sure she's not hiding her eggs somewhere.
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2015
  4. kmacinnis

    kmacinnis Out Of The Brooder

    May 10, 2015
    New Ipswich NH
    Thanks everyone ... I appreciate the feedback ... My other hens are 2 SL wyandottes and another EE (all the same age) . I have thought about the hiding but I can't find anything in their run .

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