help she stop laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kowell275, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. kowell275

    kowell275 Out Of The Brooder

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    My white crested polish hen stop laying a week ago i just put a light in the coop she gots food and she free ranged she did stop around when i put a New feeder any advice.
     
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  2. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Tis the season...recovery from molting, hormonal adjustments, etc. will cause a temporary laying halt. Be patient, supplement her calcium and protein levels. This can be done by providing oyster shell free choice and feeding some cat food.
     
  3. kowell275

    kowell275 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok she is still not laying we do have roosters could that be what is causing her to not lay? She used to be a vary talkative one to now she I vary calm not bonking much. And also could she be going throw a molt she was hatch around March.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    She very well could be molting. Polish as a breed have not been selected for maximum production as have the production bred birds. Many Polish are seasonal layers at best.
     
  5. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's any consolation, I have a bantam cochin hen that has quit for over a month now with no obvious signs of molting...I presume that is what is happening though as she is completely healthy otherwise. All of my hens, save my dominique, are down in production at the moment...I attribute it as BeeKissed said: to the season, molting, hormones, etc.
     

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