Why does a hen not lay eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pooponshoe, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. pooponshoe

    pooponshoe Out Of The Brooder

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    I have read molting, stress, broody. Is it probable that a hen never, ever lays an egg? I have the cleanest looking white rock you could ever want, the other two are pretty dirty looking.
     
  2. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    I have a 35 week buff orp that has never laid an egg. I don't get the impression that she ever will either. I have heard that it does happen from time to time.
     
  3. turnerstar31

    turnerstar31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old are they. That can also be a factor
     
  4. pooponshoe

    pooponshoe Out Of The Brooder

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    They are just over a year old.
     

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