Chickens not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jamielynn, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. jamielynn

    jamielynn In the Brooder

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    Hi there!
    I have two Aracaunas that turned a year around April. About a month ago they stopped laying. Is this normal?
    A few weeks ago, we resued a Barred Rock year old hen. She stopped laying two weeks prior with her orignal family due to stress caused by foxes eating her entire flock. We ahve now had her amonth. When should we see egg production?
    Thanks for your input. [​IMG]
     
  2. Namble

    Namble Songster

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    I have 2 ameraucana hens that are a year old that don't lay either. They haven't been laying for about 3 months now.
     
  3. jamielynn

    jamielynn In the Brooder

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    Well then...
    At least they are good looking birds.[​IMG]
     
  4. marymac

    marymac Songster

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    Wonder what's going on???? I have 3 EE's that are 1 yr old. They started laing at 20 wk. all 3. Then down to 2 eggs, now down to 1 or like yesterday none. Maybe it's a conspiracy going on, I don't know, but I have 11 hens and I'm lucky to get 3 eggs a day. I think they may be on strike.!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. jamielynn

    jamielynn In the Brooder

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    Same here. We have 11. All but two are egg laying. We went from 6-8 eggs a day to 2-6. Sometimes we get 6, but it is like maybe twice a week. We are in NH and it has been really hot. MAybe it is the weather? Though I say that only about the others. Not the Barred and Aracaunas.
     
  6. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Crowing

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    My Silkies stopped laying [​IMG] But, they are adjusting to a new home, so I have to patient
     
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  7. jamielynn

    jamielynn In the Brooder

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    How long do they say for move adjustment period? We are dealing with no laying from one for that reason.
     
  8. Luvin Life

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    I have no eggs either [​IMG] Out of four no one laid an egg yesterday. I am lucky to get one a day. [​IMG]
     
  9. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    Are they molting?
     
  10. jamielynn

    jamielynn In the Brooder

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    I can't tell for my two Aracaunas. At the beginning of the stop is egg laying production. There were feathers here and there, and they slowed egg laying down. If they are molting, they are birds that are unobvious. They still look really good and full of feathers.
     

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