Hen suddenly stopped laying eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by furrybollocks, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. furrybollocks

    furrybollocks Out Of The Brooder

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    My six month old Welsummer/Production Red mix was laying beautiful dark brown eggs nearly every day up until earlier this week. She's acting completely normal, looks healthy, and it's too young to start molting, so I'm beginning to get worried. We found a mouse in the coop this afternoon, but it's the first time I've seen one around here besides one my dog killed earlier this year (before the chicken came to stay). Could this somehow be related?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    No. Mice are around whether you see them or not.

    Declining or increasing day length is the primary determinant in ovulation
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    I had something similar happen with one of my Easter Eggers. She laid great for about a month and then stopped. She was perfectly fine and healthy otherwise. She started laying again after about 2 months. Some girls just seem to get a little too stressed out to lay easier than others.
     
  4. furrybollocks

    furrybollocks Out Of The Brooder

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    That's great to hear, thank you. I didn't think there was much wrong with her, but since this is my first flock I wanted to make sure.
     

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