hasn't layed in a while.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cochunk, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. cochunk

    cochunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our speckled sussex agatha hasn't been laying any eggs lately, we can tell since her eggs have a matted shell and none of those have shown up. shes the same age as the rest of the flock and they are still laying, and i dont see any molting going on. what else could it be?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    It's possible her eggs have changed a bit in appearance. See if her vent looks relaxed and moist, or drawn up and small and dry; just compare her to one of the others. See if her belly feels full or distended, or if you feel an egg near the vent, through the skin, or check internally for an egg.

    Egg bound
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=32648&p=1
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=22308

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/362422/drained-a-hens-abdomen-rest-in-peace-olivia-11-5-10

    Good luck!
     

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