hen stopped laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cherryc, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. cherryc

    cherryc Out Of The Brooder

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    hi this is my first post and would just like to say hello to everyone and thanks for all the great info available.

    im very new at keeping chickens, so far its been great and got my first egg earlier this week then 1 every day for the first 3 days now i havent had any for the last 2 days, im worried there may be someting wrong not sure wich one it is thats laying but they all seem healthy enough there on layer pellets and get garden treats most days. at first i thought it may of been stress as it got pretty warm here this week but yesterday was cooler so thought i might of got a egg today, iv tried to see if there egg bound but cant see any signs of that.

    does anyone have any ideas what it may be causing them not to lay?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Welcome to BYC cherryc. (Hey! That rhymes! [​IMG] )
    It's not unusual at all for a newly laying hen to be very erratic in her egg laying schedule.
    The change of seasons can be a factor as well.
    If she's eating and drinking and acting normal I wouldn't worry right off.
    You should be offering them oyster shell free-choice along with their layer pellets.
     
  3. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    Yep she just doesn't have her cycle going yet. Give her another week and she should give you an egg a day

    Also.... [​IMG]
     
  4. cherryc

    cherryc Out Of The Brooder

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    ok im happy now im sure the chickens are too dont think they appreciated me playing nurses on them [​IMG]
     

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