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

chickenlover98

Songster
11 Years
Jul 21, 2008
1,282
1
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Hogwarts
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!


-Chickenlover98
 

RavenStorm

Songster
11 Years
Jun 1, 2008
361
4
129
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.
 

Delta2 23

Flock Master
11 Years
Sep 4, 2008
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16
268
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?
 

chickenlover98

Songster
11 Years
Jul 21, 2008
1,282
1
161
Hogwarts
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!
 

needtohatch

Songster
10 Years
Feb 27, 2009
377
8
131
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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