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Easter Egger Stopped Laying

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I have 13 hens and 1 rooster....All my hens are brown egg layers except one....She's an easter egger and the rooster is as well....All of the hens are laying fine....The Easter Egger stopped laying a month and a half ago but seems fine otherwise....I have camera's on them so I know nobody is eating the eggs

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Is she molting??

 

If she is molting then they will not lay, have you changed anything to the diets of your hens? Or to their coop? Is she i the bottom as far as her rank in the group? It could be a sign of stress. 

I am a Proud Owner of a male American Black duck and two female Rouen's!!!

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

-Matthew 6:26

 

 

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I am a Proud Owner of a male American Black duck and two female Rouen's!!!

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

-Matthew 6:26

 

 

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She's not molting....I just got all of them at the same time this past March....Nothing with their feed has changed....Nothing with their coop has changed......As for her ranking i'm not too sure.....They don't seem to fight much at all....She's got all her feathers and doesn't seem to get into conflict with any of the others.....Actually the Rooster is the one missing feathers

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I'ts been my experience with EEs that once the days start to shorten, so does egg laying for some reason.  Many kinds of chickens do this - it's nature's way of giving them a rest and rebuilding protein and calcium reserves for molting (even a light, first time molt) and to resume egg laying in the spring.  For some reason out of all the chickens in my flock, my EEs seem to be the most sensitive to these shorter days.

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