great layer just quit?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Beektoven, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. Beektoven

    Beektoven Just Hatched

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    I have a white leghorn who is 10 months old. She used to be a great egg layer. Now she has not laid a single egg in about 2 months. she seems active and healthy but her comb and swaddle are pale. Other than that I have no idea why she stopped laying. Is it normal for some hens to just not lay eggs?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Some do take breaks. Shrunken wattles and comb means they aren't in breeding condition, and aren't laying. With her age she may even molt. I would expect her to resume after the solstice when daylight begins to increase. If you get no more eggs by March you probably won't ever. It isn't normal for a hen that age to stop permanently.
     

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