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8 mos old chicken - Stop laying eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by slou, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. slou

    slou Out Of The Brooder

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    It's been at least a week since I've seen eggs from my Buff Orpington, who was previously laying an egg every other day, at least. She'd been laying for about 3 months before that. She doesn't seem sick otherwise, and I've looked in all the possible alternate egg hiding places - what do I do?

    Also my other Buff Orpintgon has never laid an egg. She was clearly the runt of the litter, and was pretty sickly when we got her; was quickly nursed back to health but is definitely bottom of pecking order. Will she ever lay, do you think?
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2009
  2. SilverStar

    SilverStar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes they stop laying from stress and sudden changes to their environment. They will also tapper off egg production in the fall and winter months. I would not worry to much right now. Just keep an eye out and see what happens. Best of luck!!
     

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