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Hen suddenly stops laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by caw555, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. caw555

    caw555 Out Of The Brooder

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    1 year old hen stops laying? It's been 5 days now and her combs not its normally red and she always gone 2 eggs in a row then skip one day please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Overrun With Chickens

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    If her comb has gone dull from its former bright red state, it could signal that your hen is sick.

    Please describe her behavior. Is she hanging around by herself with her tail held low, far away from the others? How long ago had she laid an egg? Had any of the eggs been abnormal?
     
  3. caw555

    caw555 Out Of The Brooder

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    its 5 days since an egg has been layed the past two eggs have had a hill around the top and she's be hanging with the rooster a lot more and sleeping on the ground. She's not losing feathers so she's not molting i got she as a chick from very strange breeder so every breed in got from her wasn't pure breed even thou I was told they were
     
  4. azygous

    azygous Overrun With Chickens

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    Is her comb noticeable dull and more purple than pink?

    Was she noticeable vocal before, and is she mostly mute now? When she's standing around, does she hold her tail down, as opposed to the normal position of vertical?

    Does she move around normally, or is she mostly remaining in one spot?

    How is her poop? Is it reasonably firm, or is it white and watery, with perhaps green bits floating in it?

    How is her crop? Is it flat and empty first thing in the morning before she eats? Or is it full and squishy, or even hard as if she has a walnut stuck in there?

    If all of the above are negative, she's probably not sick, just taking a brief time-out from laying, which occurs from time to time.
     
  5. caw555

    caw555 Out Of The Brooder

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    She looks perfect besides her comb

    Ps thanks for helping
     

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