Hen stopped laying

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jakmallex, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. jakmallex

    jakmallex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 7 month old black frizzle/australorp mix that has been laying pretty much an egg a day since she was 4 months old. She has not laid an egg in over a week. She does not seem to be eggbound, she is running around like usual, eating and drinking fine, etc. She doesn't seem uncomfortable at all. I tried the warm soak and she had no interest in it at all. Any ideas on what might be wrong?

    Oh, she also smells sort of bad, but she's been rolling in the chicken yard dirt. I don't know if that made her smell or if something else is going on. The rooster that lives with her doesn't smell at all.
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2008
  2. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she moulting??
     
  3. jakmallex

    jakmallex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Doesn't appear to be. There was a little bald patch on her head the other day, but the rooster has just learned how to mate with her so I assume it was from that. Sometimes he gets confused about which end to mate with.
     
  4. Iluvmychickens

    Iluvmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL.......When mine started to mate they were confused also.

    My girls stop & start laying all the time ...Why? I never figured it out.

    DeeDee
     

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