Hen not laying anymore.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by afahland, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. afahland

    afahland New Egg

    2
    0
    7
    Sep 14, 2013
    We have 4 hens 2 are about 20 weeks old and the othere 2 are about 14 weeks old. Our 1 black sexlink started laying eggs about 6 week ago. The weather was cool and then got hot again and she has not layed an egg in 2 weeks. Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
  2. jetdog

    jetdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,282
    130
    148
    Jun 18, 2013
    Massachusetts
    I just put a light in the coop on a timer, with daylight fading away quickly they might need to have more daylight depending where you live, worth a try?
     
  3. anirishfarmer

    anirishfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    546
    3
    83
    Aug 25, 2013
    Ireland
    hi ya afahland [​IMG]

    i'm a newbie at the chicken gig so i;'ll not advise you

    just welcome you to a very friendly forum

    with a shed load of info and knowledgeable folk

    enjoy it here you'll love it [​IMG]


    Health and happiness
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    36,056
    7,620
    646
    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
  5. Luma

    Luma New Egg

    9
    0
    7
    Sep 12, 2013
    Make sure she's not egg bound. I lost one of my bantams from that [​IMG] If she's swollen, not eating, standing with her eyes closed or it seems like she has bad balance and topples over then she is probably egg bound. Though if it's been two weeks she would have died by now. When the weather changes my hens don't lay for awhile either
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    84,499
    3,795
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    My Coop
    [​IMG]
     
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    82,515
    10,279
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] she may have a hidden nest, hens can be very sneaky that way.
     
  9. afahland

    afahland New Egg

    2
    0
    7
    Sep 14, 2013
    Thanks for all the advise. The day after I posted this, she laid an egg. The next day, another one decided to start laying.
     
  10. glendaschicks

    glendaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    139
    2
    79
    Jul 26, 2013
    Yay!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by