8 mos old chicken - Stop laying eggs?

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

  1. slou

    slou Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2009
    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

    May 4, 2009
    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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