Golden Sexlink no longer laying since illness

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ANelson726, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. ANelson726

    ANelson726 Out Of The Brooder

    I have a 6 month old golden sexlink. (The one in my profile photo.) She began laying regularly at about 4 months, but after a week she came down with some sort of respiratory illness. She was quarantined in a large dog crate for 2-3 weeks while she recovered on antibiotics. She has been with the rest of the flock for the last month or two, and I haven't seen an egg from her since. Should I be concerned?
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    The stress of the disease and the confinement in the dog crate have probably stressed her out. I wouldn't be too concerned. She'll probably start laying again in the spring now that daylight hours are decreasing (but she might still start laying again before winter).

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