Buff Orpington Stopped Laying

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chicks52, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. Chicks52

    Chicks52 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I have 2 Buff Orpingtons that are 2 years old. One of my chickens has stopped laying. It has been about 8 weeks since she has laid a egg. What is going on with her?
     
  2. RodNTN

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    Hi and [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock!
     
  3. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Since it is October maybe she is molting (losing her feathers and regrowing new ones). If so, she should stop laying for a while before her molt is finished.
     
  4. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    I hope this is it! Have a great time on BYC! Enjoy! [​IMG]
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Chicks52, and :welcome! Great to have you aboard! I concur with the above...sounds like it be be a molting situation. Best wishes. :)
     
  6. Chicks52

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    No lost of feathers. I don't see her molting.
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2016
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Has anything changed that may be stressing her? Sometimes the shortening of day light hours brings laying to a close.
     
  8. QueenMisha

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    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     
  9. CuzChickens

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    Hello, and welcome to Backyard chickens! A few situations in which hens will stop laying,
    1. She may have gone broody, though if she has not been laying for 8 weeks, that is most likely not the problem,
    2. There may be stressful things going on in or around her environment, I.E. new chickens, frequently visiting predators stressing her out, frequent loud noises, such as a construction zone in front of your house.
    3. as mentioned above, molting.
    4. shortening hours of daylight.
    5. she might be sick, is she showing any symptoms?

    Any of these sound familiar? I hope you enjoy BYC, and your hen gets back to laying!
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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