Hen that has laid maybe 3 times..

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mockingbird girl, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. mockingbird girl

    mockingbird girl In the Brooder

    Jun 21, 2007
    What is up with this hen?

    I've had her for almost a full year now (July) and she has laid maybe 3 times total. The other two hens lay everyday without fail, yet she won't! In fact,.. I catch her 'overseeing' the process of the other hens laying like she's guarding them. I have a rooster, so she shouldn't be acting like this.

    It seems like the only times she has laid is when I clean the whole hen house out-- which has happened 3 times in the course of this year. I can't sit there and clean it out every single stinking day to try and get this hen to lay.

    Is it time to eat Sally?

    Last edited: Jun 1, 2008
  2. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Songster

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    Quote:LOL...I am sorry but that is just hysertical!
    How old is she? The older they get the less frequently they lay...
  3. alex

    alex Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    No, dont eat her...just keep her as a pet or sell her.
    I dont like it when ppl eat there pets.

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