First Egg 3 weeks ago....Nothing Since!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by spowell, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. spowell

    spowell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkie laid her first egg 3 weeks ago and nothing since. Is this normal? All my hens, up until this new group of White Silkies, were laying when I got them. So I didn't know if this is the norm.[​IMG] Thanks
     
  2. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    have you searched for a hidden nest....? I found 6 one day outside the coop, hidden! Go on a hunt!
     
  3. spowell

    spowell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would love to go on an egg hunt, but I can't let them out. She and her group of hen friends must stay secure in their coop because the fox and raccoons think they are tasty morsels:oops: Thanks though.
     
  4. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    check for a hidden nest in the coop, under something, in the shavings, on the floor. they can be pretty sneaky. 3 weeks is a long time to skip between eggs.

    also, make sure no one is eating them. sometimes all you find is a little egg residue and a tiny speck of shell.
     
  5. spowell

    spowell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks...I will check everything again tomrrow.[​IMG]
     
  6. spowell

    spowell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I took everything apart today..... no eggs or signs of eaten eggs. I guess she will grace me with another egg when she gets good and ready!!! Thanks for the suggestions.
     
  7. brghtii

    brghtii Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an easter egger doing that. It is maddening. Hope she lays more soon.
     

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