Why wont she lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by laughingllama75, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Showgirl pullet that is 9 months old. been WAITING (not very patiently! [​IMG]) for her first egg. I go to bed every night, praying for a gift from my little girl. Maybe for Christmas? [​IMG]
     
  2. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    Do you have a light on her? Sometimes with the daylight hours being less this time of year it will delay laying. Also if you dont have a rooster with her you might put one in there, sometimes the mating will help kick start her.
     
  3. FarmerChick

    FarmerChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is a Showgirl?

    never heard of this one....lol


    I know that buff orphingtons etc can take a long time to lay well over the 18-22 weeks for other breeds.

    9 mos. would be 36 weeks.
     
  4. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    We have an Araucana hen that I have been waiting and waiting and WAITING for.

    Every day I ask her nicely, are you going to lay me an egg?

    I feel your pain.

    LOL
     
  5. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replies........

    Yes, they have light 18 hours a day (I show some of my birds, and the others produce eggs)

    thier coop/stall is insulated against the cold/drafts, but yes....is is still cold.

    She was with a showgirl rooster, and I think she was intimidated by him. She was so quiet and sat in a corner. now that she is out in "general population" she acts like a normal chicken.

    What is a Showgirl? Helloooooo............ only the cutest chicken ever!!!! LOL. they are a naked neck silkie.
    here is Bonsai the hen:
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    the rooster:
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  6. FarmerChick

    FarmerChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG I would run from that if it came at me!
     

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