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Americauna not laying for a LONG time

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cksellars, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. cksellars

    cksellars Hatching

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    Hi everyone! I'm wondering if any of you had this experience. I have an Americauna that is a little over a year old. She started laying at 5 months in the fall and stopped in May. I haven't seen an egg since. She did have a bare bottom for a while, but it has grown back. Would you think it is unusual to molt for so long?
     

  2. lightchick

    lightchick Crowing

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    Does she free range?
     
  3. cksellars

    cksellars Hatching

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    Only on occasion... we have a large coop with a big run attached.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Have you seen others in your flock pecking at her feathers? Or a randy rooster paying too much attention to her? Have you checked her for lice/mites, worms, anything that might disrupt her laying?
     
  6. cksellars

    cksellars Hatching

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    We regularly check the chicks and they all seem very healthy. No rooster. The other two chickens, a Barred Rock and a Buff are laying great. It's so weird. :-(
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X3, it is odd for a young hen to quit laying for that long in the summer. If you give her a good going over, check her abdomen and how it feels, you might want to compare her condition to one of the other hens that is laying normally and see if you notice anything different. Hope she starts laying again soon.
     

  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. You've been given some good advice by the other members so I'll just say, please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your hen laying again soon.
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  10. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chirping

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    Welcome to BYC!

    You will find a lot of good information here. Keep on asking questions and you will get many good answers.

    You may also want to read the FAQ below.
     

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