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Brahma Hen Not Laying- HELP

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rjchicks, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. rjchicks

    rjchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I am have 10-11 month old brahma hen hatchen april 2011. She hasn't laid in about 2 weeks since about 2-12-12. It seemed at first she was going broody because she was sitting on the eggs in the nest box for about 4 days all the time. We also have a very large brahma rooster and she is his favorite. He tore all the feathers out of her neck, out of her shoulders of her wings and a little on her back. He even made her bleed one day on her shoulder. It seems like every chance he gets he mates with her. I only have 3 hens to 1 rooster and none of the other hens have this problem. I seperated and put her in a smaller coop during the day and put her back in with the rest during the night. She still has laid an egg though. She hasn't even sat on anything in 2 weeks and I don't know why. Please help me out. If you have any questions just ask. -Thanks
     
  2. wren

    wren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She sounds a little broody which probably happened only because she is safe from the rooster in the nest. She spends so much time there she feels broody. Also She is young but growing feathers can take away from the ability to lay eggs.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Are you sure the rooster is pulling out her feathers? Could she be molting?

    How many hens do you have for your rooster? If she is being overmated, the stress can also cause her to quit laying. She could be hiding in the nest box, not broody.
     

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