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**Bertha Quit laying!!**

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tripp16, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Ok I have been worried for 2 weeks! Bertha (Golden comet) is about 1 1/2 years old. She was a everyday layer, untill a snake started eating the eggs. Well the snakes gone and she started laying somewhere else. I put a golf ball in the nest to keep snakes away and showed her the nest and after that, she stopped laying! She hasnt layed in two weeks!!

    I have searched EVERYWHERE for the eggs out in the run and in every nook and cranny in the house. My hens dont free range unless I let them out during cleaning time.

    Any ideas?? [​IMG]
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Let me think.....could she be molting? I know they quit laying for that.....
     
  3. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I wonder about molting also.


    We have entered the season here - many a chicken running around with only one or two tail feathers - they make me laugh [​IMG]
     
  4. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Quote:No she isnt molting. She hasnt lost a feather.. [​IMG]
     
  5. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Anyone else.... Im worried! I need that rent payed! Hehe [​IMG]
     

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