Hen not laying-

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DucksAndGardens, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. DucksAndGardens

    DucksAndGardens Songster

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    So all of my other hens have started laying but not this one.

    Breed: Cream Legbar
    Hatched: 08/11/17
    Sex- Female
    Feed: Fermented and Non fermented Purina Flock Raiser, free range access to grass, weeds and bugs, free access to oyster shell, occasional corn, BOSS, whole wheat, and meal worms about once a week.
    No signs of illness. Clear eyes, clear nares, healthy appetite, firm poop. Feathers in good condition.

    Her hatchmate is already laying and the girls that hatched in spring of last year are all laying an egg a day but this one has never laid an egg. I've even separated her to watch her for illness and she's shown no signs of illness at all. Just doesn't lay eggs. Any ideas?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    You said free range, which usually means a hidden nest if you can't find eggs from a particular hen.
     
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  3. DucksAndGardens

    DucksAndGardens Songster

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    Yes I thought so too so I locked her up for 2 weeks to try and train her to lay in the nest boxes with everyone else but she hasn't laid a single egg.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    When chickens are stressed they will stop laying, so perhaps you didn't have them locked up long enough for to relax and resume laying. What does her comb look like? That and distance between pelvic points can help determine if she's laying or not.

    @aart has written many times how to check a hen for production.
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler!

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