best way to find out if chick is laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Katareshka, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. Katareshka

    Katareshka Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello!
    I read few articles how to find out if chicken is actually laying,or stoped forever.In one article,
    http://vomitingchicken.com/solve-the-mystery-which-hens-are-laying/
    info is great
    but according to article my chick have soft stomach but her vent area is not moist and all around covered with nice feathers.she is not molting too
    i saw my young rooster mated her once..but he mate everything which moves:)
    so i decided to put her in crate[​IMG]

    ,and its been 4 days and no egg
    i believe she never gave me egg and should be culled...
    what your way to find out if chick is laying or not?
     
  2. Katareshka

    Katareshka Out Of The Brooder

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  4. Katareshka

    Katareshka Out Of The Brooder

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  5. Katareshka

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  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Is this the same bird as in this other thread?
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1127768/tell-me-please-her-age

    If you are in the northern hemisphere,
    (putting your location in your profile can helps folks give better answers/suggestions),
    She may be done for the winter....did she molt at all this year?

    Her vent looks small and dry....indicating that she's not laying.
    Did you check her pelvic points?
    Pelvic Points 2 bony points(pelvic bones) on either side of vent:
    Less than 2 fingertip widths apart usually means not laying.
    More than 2 fingertip widths apart usually means laying.

    There are many reasons why birds don't lay...and some are just not great layers.
     
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  7. Katareshka

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    I'm in Michigan. I hold her in crate for a week month ago, zero. And four days last week. I culled her today. I found weird thing inside of her. I looked at chicken reproductive system and didn't find anything similar to it. It's filled with cloudy liquid, n have Casper shape;) she had tiny eggs inside, but I don't understand why she never laid. She never molt. I had her from June 2016[​IMG][/IMG]
     
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  8. Katareshka

    Katareshka Out Of The Brooder

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    I made video of this strange thing
     
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  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    From the look of some of those yolks, she was just about ready to start laying again. I think you acted prematurely in culling her. She definitely had plenty more eggs to produce.
     

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