Help my bird hasn't been laying....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenlover98, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. chickenlover98

    chickenlover98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2008
    Hi! Has anyone ever heard of a hen not laying for about a week? She is an ee and lays green eggs. And i really like her eggs. Thanks!

  2. RavenStorm

    RavenStorm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2008
    Southern CA
    Maybe she or another chicken is eating her eggs before you get to them? I have recently had a major problem with that. Look for any evidence like bits of shell, yellow splashes of yolk, wet spots that are not poop, etc.
  3. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    It could be molt related, weather related, nutrition related, stress related, light related, age related, environment related, or she may have just chosen to take a vacation.....
  4. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    I'd check to be sure she's not eggbound.
  5. skunknchatter

    skunknchatter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2007
    Northern Utah
    in the winter mine will sometimes go for a while with out laying. If she isn't egg bound I would just wait it out.
  6. lilbreeches

    lilbreeches Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2009
    Delight, AR
    Quote:so how do ya check that?????
  7. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

    Sep 4, 2008
    If the hen is eggbound she will sit down a lot, she will not eat or drink much or interact with the other chickens and she'll seem very distressed.
    Hope that's not the case!

    She could just be moulting- is she losing feathers?
    Or it could be too hot/cold and she's taking a break.
    Or she mightn't be getting enough calcium, do you feed them oyster shell grit?
  8. chickenlover98

    chickenlover98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2008
    Wow, ok yes i do feed her oyster shells, it is a bit cool up north here, and she always has been a little quiet and lazy, she doesn't appear to be molting, and i don't think they are eating her eggs. Maybe it could be the weather. Wow, great ideas, thanks!
  9. needtohatch

    needtohatch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2009
    Hart Co
    Is there any chance she is hiding her eggs somewhere? We let ours free range and I am always having to search the barn for hidden nests. I know about how many eggs I should get each day and when I don't get that many I know I have to start searching.

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