Will a hen that molted ever lay again?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by walkerkm, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. walkerkm

    walkerkm Songster

    Jul 21, 2009
    I purchased this beautiful Buff Orphington from a poultry swap in August of this year. I was told that she was born last spring (april) so she is 18 mos. old. I was told that she molted and should be laying within the week. We have had her for 8-10 weeks, with no sign of an egg.

    Is this normal?
    When will she lay again?
    Will the daylight change effect her now?
    How long does this process last-i have read could be 6 weeks+.

    Please let me know your thoughts.

    here's a photo of her

  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    She could be older than they said. The other possibility is that she will start laying soon. Sometimes it takes a while.

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