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This bloody hen still isn't laying. Can you get hens which never lay?

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Doodle2U Tue 15-Jul-08 19:43:02

Right, three chickens from Omlet - delivered on 12th May.

The guy said they could be anything from between 16 to 20 weeks old.

Let's say Beattie (my non-layer) was only 16 weeks old when she came here....that means she must be at least 25 weeks old now but I reckon she's older.

What's the oldest you've ever had a POL actually produce the goods?

Is it possible to have a chicken which never lays an egg?

Could she be a cockerel in disguise?

Sheeeeesh!

electricbarbarella Tue 15-Jul-08 21:19:03

oh no, hope it's not NOTHER bOB. [GRIN] i READ ON THE FORUM THAT pol CAN MEAN AS YOUNG AS 14 WEEKS IN REALITY. oops.
she will get there I am sure, she showing any other signs yet? have her wattles gone red etc (from me I bought a cockrel).

princessofpower Tue 15-Jul-08 21:32:58

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Doodle2U Tue 15-Jul-08 23:10:23

Well I think her wattles have pinked up some more EB. They don't seem that dissimilar to her twin (the other GN Ranger) who has been laying beautifully for a while now.

Hmmm, guess I'll just have to be a bit more patient then! I seem to remember LadyTH telling me on here that she had one that was 25 or 26 weeks plus as well, PofP.

Grrrr....she is very cheeky and funny mind!grin

princessofpower Wed 16-Jul-08 00:38:18

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TrainDriversWife Thu 17-Jul-08 10:36:38

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Doodle2U Thu 17-Jul-08 11:29:42

Thanks LTH - what's with the name change?

Glad to know it's not just mine! Mind, as I said down the thread, she is very funny. DH keeps threatening her with the 'pot' but I've seen him chuckling away at her antics. He could no more ring her neck and cook her than he could poke his own eye out with a red hot poker!grin

ladytophamhatt Thu 17-Jul-08 11:39:50

abit of a relationship issue.

I changed it incase he searched my post, which woudl be some kind of miracle in itself.

However I've told him how shite I feel now, so he knows everything....so I'm back to the normal me now.

Doodle2U Thu 17-Jul-08 14:05:46

SHE DID IT!!!!!! [GRIN][GRIN][GRIN][GRIN][GRIN][GRIN][GRIN][GRIN][GRIN][GRIN][GRIN][GRIN][GRIN][GRIN][GRIN][GRIN][GRI N][GRIN]

Finally...just popped out to collect eggs, fully expecting just the two as usual and there it was! Three eggs, one much smaller, oddly shaped and the shell is part rough/part smooth but never-the-less, an egg!grin

Glad you & DH cleared the air LTH.smile

Doodle2U Thu 17-Jul-08 14:07:00

That should, of course, have looked like this:-

SHE DID IT!!!! grin grin grin gringrin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin gringrin grin

ladytophamhatt Thu 17-Jul-08 14:14:20

funnily enough, after I'd moaned asked on here about how many eggs etc I started getting more.

It must be MN chicken magic.
grin

Doodle2U Thu 17-Jul-08 14:23:18

Well I was thinking something similar LTH. I thought - "Damn, if I had just waited a couple of more days before posting".....but then, how sad is this...the first people I tell about it, is you lot on here!"grin

electricbarbarella Thu 17-Jul-08 18:55:16

how many eggs will i get then? work your mn magic.

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