and NOW she stopped laying ???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pullorroo, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. pullorroo

    pullorroo Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 21, 2008
    Mill Valley CA
    My Americauna (or however you spell it..) who is less than a year old, started laying last fall, and practically gave us an egg a day all winter, until last week when she stopped..... it's early spring here, plum trees finished blooming, daffodils are up.... seems like a weird time to take a winter break !

    OR do you think she is mad that we won't let her destroy the back garden any more, and she and her sisters have been fenced off from half their free range area ?

    OR did she stop because her Polish sister finally began to lay ???

    First time chicken keeper, please advise !!!
  2. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    it just sounds to me like her cluch of eggs is gone, her body is resting, and while she is resting she is building another cluch of eggs up. She should start back laying in about a month, this is normal for all hens!
  3. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    she may be getting ready to molt
  4. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2007
    My money would be either on getting ready to molt or go broody.

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