Easter Egger stopped laying!!??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenluver555, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. chickenluver555

    chickenluver555 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this is probably the wrong place to ask this question, but I didn't get very many responses when I posted it in the egg laying behavior section. So, anyway...

    One of my Easter Eggers, about eight months old, has just stopped laying! I live in Virginia, so it isn't all that cold yet. The other two are still laying. I am so upset, because she is the only one who lays the pretty blue eggs. I haven't gotten an egg from her in almost two weeks. Will she ever lay again?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Temperature has very little impact on egg laying - day length does. The shortened day length is probably a factor in her stopping egg laying. If so she will resume egg laying in the spring as the day light increases.
     
  3. Muffinburgler

    Muffinburgler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of course she'll lay again. A two week break isn't that long. She could be molting, or just taking a break, or she started winter early, or could be sick. You'll be seeing blue eggs again eventually.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    This.
     
  5. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Keep an eye out for evidence of egg eating as well. That is sometimes the issue when egg numbers suddenly drop.
     
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  6. joanne patricia

    joanne patricia New Egg

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    my easter egger nearly a year old has not layed in 2 weeks and used to lay a lovely blue egg every day regular as clock work she is also very timid from the other chickens and does not push in to get food. ilive in southern california so cold is not an issue i really dont think she is eating her eggs "? any ideas?
     
  7. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.

    Sorry you weren't getting many responses, but I know that many of us have "why isn't my chicken laying?!?!" question fatigue this time of year,every year. I would suggest that you visit the BYC Learning Center, it has lots of great articles on all the most frequently asked questions. Also, there is a sticky thread at the top of the Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying forum that addresses your issue. Here it is: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/423023/why-arent-my-chickens-laying-here-are-your-answers
     
  8. Roxannemc

    Roxannemc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Lavender Amerauca went broody back in Aug or early Sept One day the eggs were gone.I think my Chorkie ate them but not sure nothing in the coop where there had be 4 or 5 eggs 2 were the LAms.Since then ive never seen her lay another egg.She seems healthy but always has been a smaller bird compared to my brahmas andOrps but the males arent huge either but bigger than she is.
     
  9. leishah

    leishah New Egg

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    My Easter Egger has not laid an egg since she molted and winter started, about 3 months ago. Is there anything I should be doing to spark the egg laying or will she just begin again in the Spring?
     
  10. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    Unless you want to use supplement light, no. She will start laying when the days start to get longer and she is good and ready
     

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