why some lay and some not?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by newfeathers, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. newfeathers

    newfeathers New Egg

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    At 21 weeks some of my hens started laying:D Now at 24 weeks I still have 4 hens not laying (Australorps & Barred Rocks) The only thing different about my hens is the breed. Am I just being impatient?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Patience Grasshopper. Each breed is different and each bird is an individual. They will lay when their bodies are mature enough to lay and everyone matures at their own pace.

    To put it another way, I have four sisters. We all "started" at different ages too.
     
  3. newfeathers

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  4. catterbug

    catterbug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 chickens that are 27 weeks old and they still aren't laying. However they are hanging out in the nesting boxes lately so I hoping.
     
  5. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Brahma juveniles are over 30 weeks and I won't be expecting eggs this year.
     
  6. newfeathers

    newfeathers New Egg

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    Thanks for your posts. I'm new to the forum and I love reading all the talk about chickens. My hens that aren't laying are four of the friendliest. I think they enjoy being petted and they will allow you to pick them up. They will even fly up on my arm when I allow it.
     

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