Why is my hen not laying yet??Need advice!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Pekin Hen, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. Pekin Hen

    Pekin Hen In the Brooder

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    I have a Pekin hen that's 8 months old and not a single egg!!!
    I saw my rooster mate with her 3-4 times and still no eggs have been layed. Does anyone have advice or an explanation to this???

    Annette.
     

  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Cochins/Pekins mature later; I'm sure that's all it is. Not all that uncommon, I think.
     
  3. Pekin Hen

    Pekin Hen In the Brooder

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    Thank you!!!!

    When do they start laying then?
    Do you breed with Pekins(Chocins)?

    Annette.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No, I don't, but I know many people who raise bantam Cochins/standard Cochins. I do have three pullets whose father was a standard Cochin/Silkie cross, mothers were Barred Rocks. The first one began laying at 18 weeks and the others followed about two weeks later.
    I think I've heard of some that lay as late as ten months old.
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2007

  5. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Songster

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    Just a thought - is she allowed to free range? If so, she may be hiding her eggs from you.
     

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