What to do with the non/internal layers?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Nicole01, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a wyandotte over a year old, I have yet to see an egg from her. She sits in the nest as shes going to lay, but never does. I'm assuming she's an internal layer.

    Since I don't want to keep her, do I Craigslist her for free or eat her? I spend hours with my babies,so I'm positive there's no eggs coming out of her. Maybe her system doesn't produce eggs at all?

    What would you do? She's not an over friendly girl.
     
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Eat her.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I doubt that she'd be an internal layer at that age. How long has she been going into the nest? I've waited as long as 11 months for a welsummer pullet to lay.

    If you don't want her, rehome her. If she's of good quality, a 4H kid may want to show her. Even if she's not the nicest hen, she would be knocked down a few pegs going into someone else's flock. Or you can eat her. It's up to you.
     
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    She's been going to the nest since 5-6 months of age. She squats and her comb is nice and red. I see her in the nest about 5 days a week scratching her legs, but nothing ever comes out. Her belly is not extended either. She's from the hatchery, I don't know what quality she is. We feed her well with homemade sprouts, veggies, fruits and good feed. I keep the coop exceptionally clean as well. Maybe I'll give her until fall to decide.
     

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