Henryetta stopped laying..I am worried!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FlockMama, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. FlockMama

    FlockMama ChickyBawkyChickChick

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    Okay so I wrote a couple posts in the emergency section last week and got some great answers and advice. We all decided she had worms. Before the worm issue we had a 100 + degree heat wave for like a week and she had got the hottest of them all. She stopped laying at that time too. Anyway since I have wormed and she is looking great. Yesterday was the last day on the wormer. Her comb is now back brilliant red and she wants to be with the other chickens now too. [​IMG]

    ...But she hasn't laid an egg in like a week and a half and she had the biggest eggs of my two laying ladies [​IMG]

    I have tried feeling underneath but maybe not good enough. She is making the egg song but she isn't leaving me any presents! I hope one isn't stuck. She doesn't act like she is in pain or anything but I am just worried.

    Does it take time for them to start laying again after a heat wave or being sick? How long before I should really start to worry. She is eating drinking pooping and even went in the next box yesterday but no egg!

    Can someone help me with this? These are my first chickens so I still don't know "everything" [​IMG]
     
  2. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

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    Has she molted? Mine went off for four to six weeks this summer for their molt.
     
  3. FlockMama

    FlockMama ChickyBawkyChickChick

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    No she hasn't molted. She is only about 8 months old just started laying about 2 months ago....



    edited: for spelling [​IMG]
     
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  4. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

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    Mine molted before they were a year old, and they stopped laying before they molted.


    That's just my best guess.
     
  5. FlockMama

    FlockMama ChickyBawkyChickChick

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    Quote:Maybe. What happens when they molt?
     
  6. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

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    The lose some of their feathers, look funny for a while, then grow new ones.
    They also go off laying (except my Leghorns, who would lay in the eye of a tornado)
     
  7. FlockMama

    FlockMama ChickyBawkyChickChick

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    hmmm don't see any extra feathers around....

    Any other ideas?

    If she was egg bound would she look in pain? She seems happy to me.
     
  8. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
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    If she's eating/drinking/pooping normally, and she doesn't seem in pain, I wouldn't worry too much. Just watch her for a few days.

    She's not eating the egg, is she?

    She may just need some more time to get things started up again.
     
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  9. FlockMama

    FlockMama ChickyBawkyChickChick

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    No she's not eating the egg. I am able to hear them lay then go right out and check for my gifts. I'll keep an eye on her. I know she feels better since she has been wormed. I think that was her problem before then before that was the heat so ya maybe it will take some time... [​IMG]
     
  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    If you used Wazine the eggs shouldn't be eaten for at least 2 weeks. I use Verm-x it is a natural wormer and there is no egg withdrawal period.

    http://www.vermx.com
     
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