Banty Cochin not laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by STAR1270, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. STAR1270

    STAR1270 Hatching

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    I have a small flock of 4 birds (no Rooster). One of them is a small black Banty Cochin "Bernadette". She is over 1 year old now, (a little over 14 mos). She has yet to lay an egg. The others lay regularly without issues (E.E., B.O., & Amer.) They have a calcium bowl, and they are on organic layer feed with occasional free ranging and all veggie/fruit/garden related scraps. No parasite issues. They have all been together since brooding, so the pecking order has been established for a while. She is a bossy little spitfire, so she isn't even at the bottom of the order... That honor belongs to the E.E. We have caught her sitting in the egg boxes once in a while, but there has never been an egg (or even a "fart/wind/shell-less" egg). Does anyone have any ideas on why she isn't giving eggs? Do we just have a defective gal? Either way, she is still a keeper, but we were just curious as to what may be going on.

    Thanks for any help!

    -Diane
     
  2. super silkie

    super silkie In the Brooder

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    is she egg bound.
     
  3. STAR1270

    STAR1270 Hatching

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    No signs of it. Not acting strange, not lethargic.
     
  4. super silkie

    super silkie In the Brooder

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    you should grab her and feel for any eggs she may just be slow
     

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