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Hen not laying! Help!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by piper123, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. piper123

    piper123 Out Of The Brooder

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    So, we bought a buff Orpington hen about four or six months ago from someone. He said she was about a year old and was laying almost an egg a day. I know he wasn't lying about her age because we bought two other birds with her and they lay wonderfully. She doesn't lay at all though and I don't know what's wrong with her...
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    If she has never layed for you, she could have a defective shell gland or be an internal layer. If se's been layig and quit, it could be fore several reasons: about to go broody or to molt, under some sort of stress, just simply too hot, a disease, etc.
     
  3. piper123

    piper123 Out Of The Brooder

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    She layed the first day we got her and then quit so maybe she's hot. We live in Florida and it's usually around 95 degrees...
     

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