Hens not laying for more than 5 months now.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by berserker, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. berserker

    berserker Out Of The Brooder

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    My hens stoped laying eggs since the sumer and this is not the norm for them. All of them stoped laying, not a single one is producing eggs. They all lock strong, active and healthy as usual. This is the first time something like this happens.

    This was a really bad sumer; lots of nonstop rain, humidity, swampy conditions on the yard and a lot of mosquitoes. This is something that constantly happens every sumer, just that this year was worse; never the less I've had years like this before. The onlly problems I've had regardind deseasess is roup, which I literally have erradicated through culling off the really sick birds and allowing to live them who exibit little to no simptoms and recover quick; and chicken pox which I have greatly reduced through the same method.

    Is there any desease that can make a hen stop producing eggs while still looking healthy and strong ??

    If by the spring of this year they dont start laying, I'll be really concerned.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. maxpedley

    maxpedley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are your hens. It may be that they are coming into moult
     
  3. berserker

    berserker Out Of The Brooder

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    They all range between 8 to 1 years old. They are already done with the molting and not a single one is laying; also, they all stoped at relativelly the same time. This is been going on for 5 month utill present time. This never happens. I even usually have hens to lay a few egg during the winter.
     
  4. maxpedley

    maxpedley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    strange. it happened to my last year come to think of it and this year they are laying like monsters
     
  5. berserker

    berserker Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm hoping it turns the same way for me.
     
  6. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And a molt would not last 5 months.

    If they look and act healthy, they probably are healthy.

    By the way, what breed or breeds are your hens?
     
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  7. berserker

    berserker Out Of The Brooder

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    They are American game. This is not normal for them.
     
  8. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, it doesn't seem normal.
     
  9. maxpedley

    maxpedley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they came into moult earlier then they would not start laying until the spring.
     
  10. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they started molting in August, they should have started laying again after their molt. I would have expected them to start laying again in October at the latest.
     

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