Hen Stopped Laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CajunPeeps, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. CajunPeeps

    CajunPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 9 month old orpington laid her first egg a month ago, laid second egg 2 days later and has not laid an egg since. What is going on? She looks perfectly healthy.
     
  2. rebrascora

    rebrascora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 things that I can think of off the top of my head....

    She has a secret nest somewhere with a stash in it.
    She is stressed... night time predator/ being bullied by another hen/pestered by a cockerel/ new hens added to coop etc
    She or another hen are eating her eggs

    Good luck figuring it out.
     
  3. cynthia1955

    cynthia1955 New Egg

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    Ok, so if a traumatized hen quits laying, will she ever start again? It's been a few months.
     
  4. CreoleChick18

    CreoleChick18 Out Of The Brooder

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    The days have gotten so short...give her until spring...
     
  5. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She could be sick,or even stressed.

    Shes a starter.Hens have a egg cycle, they go threw it for so long.
    Any other animals?
     

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