In the Brooder
- Mar 22, 2010
I have a free-range Araucana who hasn't laid an egg since mid-December. I expected her production to go down in the winter but she hasn't started up yet and I don't know why. All my hens get organic feed, fresh water and access to the yard (including barn/manure piles/pastures) every day. I have scoured the yard and am pretty positive she's not laying anywhere outside. She seems to have stopped production shortly after we had stray dogs come on our property and kill 2 other hens...could it be that the shock of this incident made her stop laying. Any thoughts as to if she might start again. She's kind of a "free loader" right now but I'm not ready yet to cull her. Thanks!