Two pullets not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NoisyNora, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. NoisyNora

    NoisyNora Chirping

    Mar 31, 2011
    I have a mixed flock and so far everyone (that is near laying age) is laying with two notable exceptions. My 27 week old Welsummer is not laying and neither is my 25 week old Buckeye. My other 27 week old Welsummer has been laying for a month now, so I am not sure what to make of it. I know that both of these girls are pullets and not cockerels in disguise (the Welsummer looks IDENTICAL to her sister with the exception of her comb, and the Buckeye has no Rooster features). Both of their combs are still very pale and not at all swollen like my other pullets were (and still are) when they started laying. These are my first chickens ever so I am not really sure what to make of it. I also know for a fact that they aren't laying the eggs somewhere hidden. Thoughts, hints, anything? I am not too worried about the eggs, just curious as to why they might not be laying yet?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Animals of all species mature at different rates. Chickens are no exception. They simply have not matured as rapidly as their flockmates.
  3. BetterHensandGardens

    BetterHensandGardens Songster

    Feb 28, 2010
    Clinton, OH
    Quote:x2 - we have a flock of Buckeyes - they mature at different rates, and some can take awhile to start laying.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by