two hens havent laid eggs yet?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ShadysideFarm, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. ShadysideFarm

    ShadysideFarm New Egg

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    I have 4 hens - 2 Delawares, 2 Araucanas. Hatched 3/23. One Delaware and one Araucana have started laying, I get an egg a day from each. Should I be concerned the other two don't? I am with them pretty constantly and see who lays the egg. They have unrestricted yard access and I go hunting in the bushes daily too, but no rogue nests yet.

    Advice? Suggestions? Be patient? And is it relevant that the two that aren't laying have yellow feet, while the two that lay have gray feet?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Be patient. Some pullets just mature more rapidly than others. There is no link between leg color and onset of egg laying.
     
  3. ShadysideFarm

    ShadysideFarm New Egg

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    I can be patient! Just a newbie who wanted to be sure I wasn't missing something.
     

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