great layer just quit?

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

  1. Beektoven

    Beektoven Just Hatched

    May 16, 2016
    East County San Diego
    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 I Wanna Be A Cowboy Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    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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