Anyone have an Idea why my hen stopped laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nittanyxi, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. nittanyxi

    nittanyxi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 15 hens that are a little over a year old.
    They have slowed egg production down a tiny bit due to the heat but only my Lakenvelder has stopped laying anything at all.
    The last day she layed an egg was July 4th.

    She isn't picked on, looks and acts completely healthy, isn't broody and her feathers look perfect so I wouldn't think she is molting.
    Does anyone know if this breed is very sensitive to the heat?
    anyone have an Idea why she would have stopped laying?

    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2011
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    The heat. Some people I know have had the same thing happen with some of their birds and haven't had an egg out of them for a couple of months or more. I think it also depends somewhat on the breed and age of the birds. My older birds have slowed way down but my sex link pullets are still laying good.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Coffee break?
     
  4. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought one of my girls had stopped laying. Turns out, she had only stopped laying in the next. I found a stash and she has since been back in the next laying where she should.
     
  5. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    I live about 4 hours from you and my Orpingtons that started laying have now stopped and so have my other ones. I'm sure it's because of the heat.
     

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