why hasnt my chicken layed her first egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Johnn, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a cream legbar melow she is about 28 weeks now and still no eggs, she dosent squat or anything and yes i do understand days are getting shorter..[​IMG]
     
  2. abbylane35

    abbylane35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have quite a few that are the same age as your chicken that have not started laying yet. In my past experience, some of my newbies start laying in the late summer/early fall and will either continue sporadically thru the winter, or some will just wait until it's closer to spring. I'm not too worried about my girls that aren't laying yet, it always seems to happen eventually... BUT I'm not an expert on this either, so there might be other explanations... [​IMG]
     
  3. buckabucka

    buckabucka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Patience, patience, patience!
     
  4. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    she went in the nesting box today after i cleaned them out and stood there for abit but that was it, [​IMG]
     
  5. AinaWGSD

    AinaWGSD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because she's not physically mature enough yet. That comb is just pink, she won't start laying until it is bright red.
     

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