Dorothy

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickensrok, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. chickensrok

    chickensrok Out Of The Brooder

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    My black Austrolorp (Dorothy) used to lay every other day but she hasn't lay any eggs in almost 10 months! She is a year old.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Very unusual but not unheard of. Do you have other chickens and are they laying?
     
  3. chickensrok

    chickensrok Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes all of them. Except her.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Bummer, sounds like Dorothy is a Dud.
    Has she ever laid?
    how old is she?
    Can happen, something genetic maybe, reproductive tract not formed right or hormonal chemicals out of whack.
    I assume that after waiting 10 months to inquire, that she still appears healthy, eating/drinking/pooping/active?
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2015

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