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EE Hen Won't Lay

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I have an easter egger who won't lay.  I've had the same six hens for about 7 months, and all of them are great layers except one of my EEs.  She's about 1 year old.  She has never once laid an egg.  My other easter egger, who is the same age as her, is laying great.  

She has been sick a couple of times with something respiratory, but got over it.  She still has a lingering cough/sneeze but all of her behaviors (other than the not laying) are healthy.  She has energy, eats and drinks great, has a red comb, etc.  None of the other hens have respiratory problems and they've been together for 7 months now.

Isn't this strange?  Why doesn't she lay?  

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Some respiratory diseases can cause temporary or permanent damage to the oviduct.

 

Since she has never laid, I wouldn't be feeding her layer feed. She could end up with kidney damage and eventually gout, which would kill her anyway - and it can cause no egg production.

A hen can lay eggs as long as she has 2 functioning segments of the 6 kidney segments. Once another is damaged she'll quit.

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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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