3yr old Araucana started laying then stopped again

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Pescuma, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Pescuma

    Pescuma New Egg

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    I have a 3yr old Aracauna. She was laying regularly. Then stopped earlier this year when she was molting. We introduced 4 new chicks this spring and were feeding all crumble. Sally (the Aracauna) started laying an egg again a couple of months ago every other day. When we switched back to layer pellets for the chicks (as they were becoming of age), Sally stopped laying. Is she done laying and the introduction back to the layer pellets was a just a coincindence, or is it the pellets?
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats what aracaunas do. the will lay for a while and then stop. she may be at the age where she is slowing down. Yes sometimes switching food can interfered this, Just keep feeding her she may or may not lay eggs again!
     
  3. Pescuma

    Pescuma New Egg

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    Thanks. I guess it'll just be wait and see.
     

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