americauna stopped laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KierBri, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. KierBri

    KierBri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my americauna stopped laying. it's been almost 2 months now. she seems fine otherwise. she's 3 and normaly lays 3-4 eggs a week. ideas?
     
  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

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    always changing
    Has she recently molted or anything really upsetting happen?
     
  3. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a Rhode Island Red that laid double yolkers for four days, and she hasn't laid since. Sometimes it just happens that way.

    Rufus
     
  4. KierBri

    KierBri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she molts in fall, and still lays sporaticaly, and her molt don't last long. she quits in worst of winter (which she did) then picks up end of feb beg of mar back to 3-4 a week (which she did) this year though she stopped mid april.
    nothing upseting that i can think of, no new animals, and she's the only one affected.

    how long since your rir stopped laying?
     
  5. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have always found that you get the best bang for you feed buck if you replace your flock at about 3 years old.
     
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  6. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

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    always changing
    My chickens are 6 years old and still laying, but there times when they do not lay for long periods of time. I recently thought my EE was no longer laying, but surprise, she finally started laying again after quite a few months!
     
  7. New2chickensnky

    New2chickensnky Out Of The Brooder

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    When does a hen usually start and stop laying? We have some that are about 5 months old and want to know when to expect that first egg. We also have some hens that are a little older and want to know when we are going to loose eggs.. If we had them all laying at the same time, we would get about 4 dozen a day.. Plently of eggs to hatch out for even more chickens..
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    mom of 5 kids , a step son, 2 dogs, 1 cat with 3 kittens(free to give away)14 new baby chicks(RIR and Red Stars) 43 hens , and 3 roosters. (And one DH who feeds us all...lol) I think that I got everyone .. [​IMG]
     
  8. KierBri

    KierBri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:don't tell my polish hen, she's 8-10 years old (and still laying)
     
  9. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

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    Usually around six months they start laying. Sometimes though, if they are turning 6 months during the winter, they may not lay until a little older. Not sure how long they lay, I always thought 5 years, but mine are 6, still laying. And I have a friend that had a 15 year old chicken, that was a few years ago, I never knew they lived that long, not sure how old it lived to be. I'm going to have to ask now!!
     
  10. KierBri

    KierBri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thanks, although i'll miss the pretty blue eggs, it's ok, i've just been worried cause she's my favorite:)
     

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