Still no egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by maldoncrazylady, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. maldoncrazylady

    maldoncrazylady Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a yr old silver grey dorking and to this day she has not laid a single egg!! Any ides why not?[​IMG]
     
  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hrm...from what I've heard, purebred dorkings can take a while to get to egg-laying age. It's possible that by the time she reached the right age, it was winter and her system turned off.

    I would wait another couple of months until it is undeniably spring. If she's still not laying, that's the point at which it would be worrisome.
     
  3. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've had a lot of chickens and NONE of them have never layed. Is that a double negative? Anyway, egg laying is the equivalent of puberty for a human child. It pretty much always happens.

    We may be used to the egg laying breeds starting at 5 months but it's really not unusual for a pullet to take a lot longer to lay an eggs.

    If for some reason you're still reading this I've raised:
    Orpingtons
    Brahmas,
    Rocks (of various colors)
    Sumatras
    Yokohamas
    Golden Comets
    EEs
    Production reds
    Rhode Is. Reds
    Cochins
    Lakenvelders
    Sussex
    Delawares
    Phoenix
    Wyandottes
    Giants
    Jaerhons
    Orloffs
    and
    Anconas

    None have ever failed to lay a single egg. Give her time she will lay. :)
     
  4. kvmommy

    kvmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe shes a he? ;)
     
  5. Lute

    Lute Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Add more protein to her diet? More light?

    [​IMG]

    Mine are just babies themselves and won't be laying until late may (at the earliest).
     

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