Will I ever get an egg??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jencleg, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Jencleg

    Jencleg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 9 1/2 month old silkie pullet, a 7 month old bantam cochin pullet, and a 6 month old barred rock pullet....I am told by my husband that the reason is because I am trying to use all the medicated chick feed that we bought before I go buy the layer pellets. I totally understand that (now I feel like an unfit chicken mama) but is that the only reason? Or are they just still too young? Also I have a 7 month old bantam cochin cockerel that has not made any "advances" on his girls...when will that start?? Thanks!
     
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  2. purelypoultry

    purelypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I defintely think that you should switch the feed to an egg layer type feed. I once wrote an article about how to fix a group of hens that are not laying eggs. http://www.purelypoultry.com/not-laying-eggs-ezp-44.html

    As for the rooster not advancing, Is there a dominant female that is keeping him away from his ladies?
     
  3. Jencleg

    Jencleg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The barred rock pullet is a a lot bigger than the others & she tends to be bit brute-ish [​IMG] . She picks on the smaller cochin so she may be the problem. Thank you, I will get the new feed this weekend.
     
  4. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a Polish hen that has not laid an egg yet and she is 8 months old. And we have a RIR who started laying too early and has prolapsed twice. I think I prefer the late layers.
     

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