Why is my 7-month Buff Orpington hen not laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chick peeps, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. chick peeps

    chick peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think she is about 7 months 3 weeks. She is very skittish. She never goes into the nesting box and I haven't seen her do the squatting thing yet. I really don't understand why its taking so long. My last couple of hens started at 5 1/2 - 6 months. Any advise or thoughts?
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Some take longer than others. Do you have a recent photo?
     
  3. chick peeps

    chick peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I can a picture. Of the hen right? Well the only thing I was wondering, do I need to put some fake eggs in the box? Cause she has never been with a hen that is currently laying, so I didn't know if she would know what to do.
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    You can put fake eggs in there. But she won't lay til her hormones are ready. A photo can help see if she's close.
     

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