Banty quit laying, help!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by skillet_scramble, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. skillet_scramble

    skillet_scramble In the Brooder

    Nov 18, 2009
    SE Texas or Angola
    My bantam Buff Cochin has been laying for several months and then suddenly quit. I have four red cross-links that are same age as the bantam and they are all still laying. What are the most common causes of this? We did introduce seven you poults to the flock about a week prior to her stopping and now it has been over a month since she has layed. There aren't any areas that she could be hiding them so she has obviously quit.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2010

  2. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    It could be the time of year..not enough light. try adding artificial light in the mornings. This time of year most chickens will slow down or completely stop laying until they get more light. Chickens need x amount of hours of light to develop the egg.

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