Welsummer 11 months and not laying!

Jadelijah

Hatching
Dec 14, 2020
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So I bought several chicks from a hatchery in February of 2020. All of them have laid eggs (and stopped due to the shorter days.) Out of those chickens I had 2 welsummers, one had been laying eggs since at least September and the other STILL has yet to lay :( she is most definitely a hen. I check my yard regularly, EVERYWHERE. She is literally just not laying. I’ve heard of some hens that never end up laying. My other welsummer just passed away 2 days ago and I don’t want to give up hope on those beautiful brown speckled eggs. What are the odds that an 11 month old will start laying eggs by this spring?
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MysteryChicken

Crossing the Road
May 31, 2018
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Check her pelvic bone space? They're located just below the vent. If you can fit two fingers between them, she's either laying, or is close to laying eggs.

If they're tight, & you can barely fit a finger then, she's not ready.
 

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