Why is only one of my girls laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dmay530, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. Dmay530

    Dmay530 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there my chicken buddies! I have 4 girls-2 buffs, 1 light brahma and 1salmon Favorelle. They were born on 3/23/14. One of them ( I'm not sure which) has been giving me an egg almost every day. It's pretty small and brown, about 1/2 the size of a Large egg. None of my other girls have laid at all. They're not molting yet-it's still very hot here. I'm just wondering why this might be happening. Any ideas?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    They just aren't ready yet - if you want to post photos of the birds we can help you see if they are showing signs of maturing and reaching the point of lay just yet.
     
  3. Dmay530

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    Oh! I thought they were mature at 23 weeks! I'll take some current photos today and post them. Thanks so much!
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    True, many birds will be mature and laying eggs by this point. But, all chickens are individuals. Most dual purpose breeds start laying between 5-7 months old. So, yours are still at the short end of that spectrum. It's likely that they'll begin laying within the next few weeks.
     
  5. Dmay530

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    Thanks! I was getting worried that something was wrong [​IMG]!
     

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