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Will a hen that molted ever lay again?

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

  1. walkerkm

    walkerkm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    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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