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Hen stopped laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Garryscowgirl, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. Garryscowgirl

    Garryscowgirl Hatching

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    My Leghorn hen has stopped laying. She laid 24 eggs in 24 days and the last few she laid she did not want to let me have. she would sit on them all day and i had to lift her off of them to get them out from under her and when i did she was VERY protective of them and would peck/bite me. Now she is not laying at all and it has been 5 days. why has she stopped laying all the sudden?
     
  2. xmonster0

    xmonster0 In the Brooder

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    probably couse she went broody and you forced the eggs from her

    shes an angry hen :p
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2013
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    It sounds like your hen went broody (she wanted to sit on eggs and hatch chicks). Its rare for leghorns, being such great layers, to go broody, but it happens some of the time. Even if she is no longer sitting on the nest, it might take a while before she starts laying again.
     
  4. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Songster 5 Years

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    [​IMG] You ticked her off! I know I shouldn't be but I kind of excited to see if my pullets do this, and how they handle it.
     

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