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Hi

My leghorn, Dora, who is 2 years old has only laid 1 egg since Xmas day. Prior to this she had been laying about 5 eggs a week for about 16 months. She is healthy and has a good diet and grit. Is this normal? She was always such a noisy girl when laying  an egg. Is she likely to start laying again soon?  The others are laying OK. Any help with this would be most welcome,

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Maggie

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Hi Maggie, very nice to meet you.  Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens.    You may want to post your questions at  "Chicken behaviors and egg laying."

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

 

I am sorry about your hen not laying. Lots of reasons why a hen will stop laying. She could have health problems, worms, she may have a glitch in her egg laying system, she may be being bullied, she may not be getting enough to eat or drink, predators can terrify them too into not laying, and she may be laying them out in the fields somewhere. Even eating them after she lays them. 

 

I sure hope you can figure this one out. Good luck and welcome to BYC! :-)

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

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How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

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Hi Maggie and welcome to BYC - great to have you onboard with us.

 

You have some great advice already, so I'll just say a big hello :frow
 

All the best

CT

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