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white chook that never lays

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by loidy, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. loidy

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    hello, loidy here, new to this forum. can anyone out there help me with a puzzle i have with one of my chooks. she is nearly two years old, pure white (not sure what breed) i hatched her from a fertile egg i got from a friend. she is really healthy, very active, bossy, busy, has the biggest, reddest comb of all my 16 girls. but she never, to my knowledge, lays an egg. yet she has, i know once, i saw her do it, on the grass, a year or more ago. a very small egg, like a pullets.
     
  2. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are you sure she's not 'hiding' them?

    many hens lay their eggs under things, behind things...if your birds

    free-range they could be anywhere! Not laying eggs isn't a good

    sign.
     
  3. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    Or eating them... (they can do this in a blink of an eye)
     
  4. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yea I didn't think of that. She could be eating them as

    soon as she lays them. [​IMG]
     
  5. loidy

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    a lot of the time they are all in a (large) enclosure & house, until early afternoon, & i've never seen her taking any interest in the nesting boxes while the others are queuinig up etc. i've checked and she is a leghorn.
     
  6. loidy

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    I have now found out that apparently, in a flock with no rooster (as mine is) sometimes one hen can take on the role of a rooster & have even been known to crow! this sounds very like my bird.

    has anyone else come across this, & is there any way to snap her out of it???? [​IMG]

    thanks guys
     

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