Australorp not laying

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WhiteLeghorn2, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. WhiteLeghorn2

    WhiteLeghorn2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey y'all. I have a mixed flock of 6 hens. 2 of the hens are Australorps. 1 of the Australorps has literally laid for 3 weeks straight! Beautiful large brown eggs. We offer them a high quality layer feed with oyster shell (24/7) so hopefully that has been the reason she's been cranking them out. However, our other Australorp hasn't laid in over two weeks. She appears fine, but she isn't laying. Any ideas?
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Are you sure one's not laying? How can you tell? They might both be laying, just every other day....?
     
  3. WhiteLeghorn2

    WhiteLeghorn2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 4 chickens. 1 of the orpingtons is broody and hasn't laid for about 3 weeks. The other orpington lays a skinny almost white egg, and our Australorp that does lay happens to lay a large brown egg. I'm positvie the other Australorp isn't laying. I go out there several times a day and she has not once been in the box, and I know what her eggs look like.
     
  4. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a buff trying to hide her eggs, are you sure she isn't laying somewhere else... Is your broody secure where the BA cannot lay in her nest?
     
  5. WhiteLeghorn2

    WhiteLeghorn2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm positive she isn't laying.
     
  6. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Molting?
     
  7. WhiteLeghorn2

    WhiteLeghorn2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. That's what's odd. Do you think maybe she's stressed over the warm weather? I can't think of anything that would make her not lay.
     

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