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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by otlindalee, May 8, 2011.

  1. otlindalee

    otlindalee Hatching

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    My hen has been faithfully laying in one spot for about 9 months, but I have not found an egg in over a week. I recently discovered a rats nest near the coop (which I have poisoned) but still have not found any eggs. Is it possible that my hen has found another spot to lay? If so, how do i discover her new spot without stalking her all morning??
     

  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Quote:Hi Bozrah, from Suffield! My first two thoughts when you mentioned her age were "is she molting or broody?" That would explain the drop in production. The rats could be eating the eggs (if you didn't get them all) or she could have found another nest elsewhere. Hard to know until you come across another collection somewhere.

    Time to get a chick-cam!
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. Good advice given. [​IMG]
     
  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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  5. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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  6. KlaHaYa Gardens

    KlaHaYa Gardens Songster

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    I recommend:

    1) you make certain the rats are poisoned and gone;

    2) make certain your hen has plenty of food and water (the rat may have been stealing);

    3) give her time to get over stress and malnutrition; and,

    4) last, consider how much sun light she is getting.

    You didn't mention where you are from. Is it spring where you are, or . . .?
     
  7. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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    Welcome to the chicken addiction.

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    Imp- Who is this Sally Forth? [​IMG]
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  8. MSDeb

    MSDeb Songster

    Welcome to BYC, glad you decided to join us. Good luck with your birds.
     
  9. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

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  10. Bantimna

    Bantimna Songster

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    A warm welcome from South Africa! [​IMG]
     

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