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egg laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ethelinde, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. ethelinde

    ethelinde New Egg

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    I bought Bessie a point of lay a couple of months ago and after a couple of weeks she started well, laying good eggs with a good shell. At this stage she had one non laying friend.
    This one was very poorly and had to be dispatched, so I got two new point of lays.
    Bessie was a terrible bully at first but they have sorted out their differences and get along just fine now. But after a couple of days after their arrival she stopped laying!
    She is in great condition, eating well and behaving as all good chicks should
    I have put it down to a strop because of the new girls ( one of whom has just come into lay) and I assume she will start again in a bit!Any comments or advice?
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Overrun With Chickens

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    Be patient with her. It's natural for a layer to take intermissions. It could be a few days, a few weeks, or even a month, but she will resume laying unless she has some other issue going on.
     
  3. ethelinde

    ethelinde New Egg

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    thank you for this it i reassuring!
     

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