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Hen suddenly stopped laying eggs

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My six month old Welsummer/Production Red mix was laying beautiful dark brown eggs nearly every day up until earlier this week. She's acting completely normal, looks healthy, and it's too young to start molting, so I'm beginning to get worried. We found a mouse in the coop this afternoon, but it's the first time I've seen one around here besides one my dog killed earlier this year (before the chicken came to stay). Could this somehow be related?
Three dogs, one rabbit, a ton of fish, and five pullets: one Welsummer/Production Red mix, two Easter Eggers, one Black Sexlink, and a White Old English Game Bantam.
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Three dogs, one rabbit, a ton of fish, and five pullets: one Welsummer/Production Red mix, two Easter Eggers, one Black Sexlink, and a White Old English Game Bantam.
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post #2 of 4

No. Mice are around whether you see them or not.

 

Declining or increasing day length is the primary determinant in ovulation

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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I had something similar happen with one of my Easter Eggers. She laid great for about a month and then stopped. She was perfectly fine and healthy otherwise. She started laying again after about 2 months. Some girls just seem to get a little too stressed out to lay easier than others.

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That's great to hear, thank you. I didn't think there was much wrong with her, but since this is my first flock I wanted to make sure.

Three dogs, one rabbit, a ton of fish, and five pullets: one Welsummer/Production Red mix, two Easter Eggers, one Black Sexlink, and a White Old English Game Bantam.
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Three dogs, one rabbit, a ton of fish, and five pullets: one Welsummer/Production Red mix, two Easter Eggers, one Black Sexlink, and a White Old English Game Bantam.
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