Chicken not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenmad84, May 26, 2016.

  1. chickenmad84

    chickenmad84 New Egg

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    Hi BYC family


    I got 4 new hens on 25th March to add to my existing 2 hens. One of the older hens and all 4 of the new hens have been laying fine but the other of my older hens has not layed since we got the new ones. I know she was moulting at the time but that's passed and she's still not laying. I'm also positive that shes not egg bound. Has anyone got and ideas/advice/tips?

    Thanks
    Sarah
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    You don't mention how old she is, but I think she is just taking a break before starting another laying cycle.
     
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  3. chickenmad84

    chickenmad84 New Egg

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    She is about 18 months old. Thank you for the help
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Are you positive that she's not laying...her strikingly different colored egg makes you know for sure?
    Do you free range at all?
    What breed? Some really slow down after their first molt.
     
  5. chickenmad84

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    I'm 100% positive she's not laying. Her eggs are a different size and colour to the other hens. She is a Colombian Blacktail.
     

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