SO my sweet EE hen, "Sea Salt" (husband named her) has stopped laying...
She is a young hen that started laying regularly in August .. she was laying one blue egg every other day.. sometimes every day for about a month
Then in September a raccoon raided he coop and killed Sea Salt's companion, Penny. Since then Sea Salt has not laid another egg! She was very stressed out for a while, did not want to go back in her coop on her own. Being the only hen now I went and got her two companions, pair of young Barred Rock pullets (Daisy and Pepper) who where slightly younger.
The Three became friends pretty quickly. and Sea Salt started going back in her coop on her own. Not long after the two newbies came into the picture I noticed Sea Salt was molting.. I read they don;t lay when they molt.
But now her feathers seem to be all grown out and she looks fat and healthy but still no eggs?!? Its been since the end of September since I last had an egg from her. Is it normal for them to not lay for 3+ months
I live in Florida and it is not very cold .. it dropped to the 40s the other night but now has been 70s in the day and 50s/60s at night..
****I know after I post this I'll find an egg tomorrow. LOL ****