Will Some Pullets Just Never Lay An Egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Nektro, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. Nektro

    Nektro Out Of The Brooder

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    Let me start off by giving a few details. We have six pullets, 1- RIR, 1-RSL, 1- SLW, 1-BR, 2-BO. All were purchased March 29th when they were a couple of days old. Started getting eggs at the end of August one or two a day till some time in Sept when production came up to 4-5 a day. On my days off while working in the yard I have been able to determine which pullet lays what egg. But since I have two Buff Orpingtons I can't tell which one is laying I just know one is and the other one I suspect is being lazy. I think this since I have never received 6 eggs in a day or received two eggs that are similar in size and color. So the question is will a pullet just not lay eggs?
     
  2. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I suppose that it's possible. All things are possible. But it's more likely that you simply have a late bloomer. Plus, it's not necessarily a fact that both of your BO's will lay eggs that look similar. I had 2, and their eggs looked quite different.

    Hang in there! The waiting is the hardest part! [​IMG]
     
  3. FarmerChick

    FarmerChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    remember also that if no roos around, a hen will take alpha dominant status

    and rarely lay eggs. Hey someone has to be the MAN! LOL
     

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