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Ameraucana has stopped laying???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BYOChickens, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. BYOChickens

    BYOChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    So my 10 month old has stopped laying her green eggs and don't know why. Is it normal in the colder months for them to completely stop? She isn't molting and seems like all is well. What am I missing here?
     
  2. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its cold, theres less amount of light in the day and she refuses to lay. It's unfortunately normal. She should pick back up in spring.
     
  3. ruthlathe

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    My Amercaunas are young - about 6 - 7 months old. They began laying a couple eggs each for about a month, and now have stopped. They don't appear to be sick at all - they do everything as usual, eat, drink, and are active. No changes in environment or feeding. Could the change in seasons be a factor? Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  4. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    it could be the season, you could always try to get 14 hrs of light for them, that will probably get them laying again.
     
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  5. ruthlathe

    ruthlathe New Egg

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    OK, I know why they stopped laying. They need 16 hours of daylight to lay eggs. Guess next spring!
     
  6. ruthlathe

    ruthlathe New Egg

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    Thank you - that's it! They are otherwise healthy, eating well, and active. Next spring!
     
  7. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    good luck!
     
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  8. ruthlathe

    ruthlathe New Egg

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    She needs 16 hours of light to lay.
     
  9. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My coco maran stopped laying also about 3 weeks ago. All my others are still laying but she stopped. Some birds stop laying when the seasons change. A few of mine are also molting so no eggs. My maran is only 7 months old.
     
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