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I am having much the same problem. My Arucana suddenly stopped laying and hasn't for a week now. I live near Seattle, and the days are rapidly getting longer. I have 6 chickens, and most days I get 4-6 eggs. One day I got 7??!! Lucy started laying when everyone else did, but abruptly stopped last week in the midst of a warm sunny snap here.

 

She's about a year old, and laid late last summer pretty regularly 3-4 eggs a week. She's not broody, not molting, food hasn't changed. She seems happy and in her regular place about 1/2 down the pecking order. She is pooping, and nothing seems "stuck". She eats her treats with everybody else, and I just don't know what's wrong. I don't artificially light them, and don't plan to. I had three that kept laying eggs all winter anyway.

 

They free range the backyard, there's only two places she could "hide" eggs, and both are empty. Wouldn't she be broody and sitting on them if she was? She's always out with the flock, vacuuming up bugs and grass whenever I look outside.  

 

Thanks for any advice.

One each: Barred Rock, Golden Comet,  Arucana, Silver Leghorn, cat, chihuahua, and husband. Two each: Buff Orps, mutts, and children.
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One each: Barred Rock, Golden Comet,  Arucana, Silver Leghorn, cat, chihuahua, and husband. Two each: Buff Orps, mutts, and children.
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Originally Posted by Myjenny View Post
 

I am having much the same problem. My Arucana suddenly stopped laying and hasn't for a week now. I live near Seattle, and the days are rapidly getting longer. I have 6 chickens, and most days I get 4-6 eggs. One day I got 7??!! Lucy started laying when everyone else did, but abruptly stopped last week in the midst of a warm sunny snap here.

 

She's about a year old, and laid late last summer pretty regularly 3-4 eggs a week. She's not broody, not molting, food hasn't changed. She seems happy and in her regular place about 1/2 down the pecking order. She is pooping, and nothing seems "stuck". She eats her treats with everybody else, and I just don't know what's wrong. I don't artificially light them, and don't plan to. I had three that kept laying eggs all winter anyway.

 

They free range the backyard, there's only two places she could "hide" eggs, and both are empty. Wouldn't she be broody and sitting on them if she was? She's always out with the flock, vacuuming up bugs and grass whenever I look outside.  

 

Thanks for any advice.

No, not necessarily. ...and a hidden nest could still be a possibility.

Sometimes there's no rhyme or reason why they stop laying.

Some are as regular and prolific as the store....some are not, only time will tell.

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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Mine still isn't laying. She is such a free loader. Ive had her almost a year and got maybe 7 eggs from her -_-
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