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

    Apr 23, 2009
    Draper, UT
    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

    Dec 10, 2007
    Central Virginia
    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

    Jul 30, 2008
    North Carolina
    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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