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 Songster

    115
    10
    101
    May 3, 2014
    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

    15,005
    7,532
    732
    Jan 10, 2013
    Macon,GA
    Some take longer than others. Do you have a recent photo?
     
  3. chick peeps

    chick peeps Songster

    115
    10
    101
    May 3, 2014
    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

    15,005
    7,532
    732
    Jan 10, 2013
    Macon,GA
    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.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: