7 month old hen stopped laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jessishatley, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. jessishatley

    jessishatley Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got 3 beautiful hens that are my chicken world.but i'm concerned about my americauna hen these last few days, she has not laid an egg in about 5 days I could guess. The first 2 days she was out free ranging but has always laid in her nesting box, and I've kept the girls kept up the last 3 days and still no eggs! She ate today and her stool is normal but at bed time her crop was empty. Im at a loss. What could cause her to just up and stop laying? And should I be concerned?
     
  2. BorneHomestead

    BorneHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is she?
     
  3. jessishatley

    jessishatley Out Of The Brooder

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    She is 7 months old, and I haven't noticed her molting so I don't think that's it.
     
  4. jessishatley

    jessishatley Out Of The Brooder

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    3rd night in a row that her crop has been empty at night and during the day she seems to peck around but not truly interested in eating.... I have no idea why she suddenly has had a drop in health!
     
  5. BorneHomestead

    BorneHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After doing a google search on empty crops, from what all the posters said was that it was worms.
     

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