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Easter egger has not laid in 3 months. What to do?

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I have an Easter egger hen that is a year and a half old and was a good layer until 3 months ago she quit laying and has not laid since. She did not molt and she still looks and acts healthy just hasn't laid an egg in 3 months. What to do? Do I wait it out? Will she lay again? I don't really want to feed a hen that will not lay again or soon. What would you do? Thanks.
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I have found EE to be sporadic layers, prone to quitting early, than resuming later than other breeds. Most chickens over a year will stop to molt, some stop earlier than others, your hen probably won't lay again until next spring. I personally just keep everyone, for you it depends how you feel about a non laying chicken.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Sometimes EE are poor layers, depends on what cross they are....but....

 

Let's do a little investigating.

 

Do you free range?

 

Tell us more about your flock and their housing and exactly what and how feed.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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She must have known I was talking about her and thinking about removing her from the flock. There was an egg in her coop yesterday! Guess I don't have to worry about it now. Thanks for the help.
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