Yes, your chicken will eventually lay

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kortmom, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. kortmom

    kortmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have six chickens all born in early May. Five of them have been laying for months. I was convinced that my sixth would never lay! She laid her very first egg yesterday at 9 months old! Be patient, your late bloomer will eventually lay too!
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Goodness, she took her time! I once had a hen lay her first egg aged 8 months. By that time I've about given up on her, so it was a nice surprise.
     
  3. Tacswa3

    Tacswa3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Was this encouraged by artificial light? Mine are about 20 weeks old, but I'm not expecting eggs until longer days when the DST changes back.
     
  4. kortmom

    kortmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, I do not use any artificial light. My first year layers are doing wonderfully. Yesterday I got 6 eggs from 6 chickens! I average 3 to 4 eggs (that was when I had five layers) a day.
     
  5. kortmom

    kortmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    btw, I have 2 RIR, 2 buff orpingtons, 2 easter eggers. It was one of my easter eggers that was the late bloomer. I have 3 new babies coming in April, a RIR, an australorp, and a brown speckled sussix. I don't have electricity in my coop. I let mother nature take its course and lug water down twice a day in the winter.
     

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