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Hens not laying!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ktownjeep, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. ktownjeep

    ktownjeep Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two hens that are about 2 years old, they layed for about a year and then at the beginning of the summer they just stopped and have not started again. Is this normal? Is there a chance they will start again?
     
  2. Country Gal

    Country Gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they molting? By no means am I an expert, but I've heard that they will slow down or stop during a molt. Also, I've heard that after 2 years, a chickens egg product will start to decrease...
     
  3. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one like that and every once in a while she will lay a few eggs then stop again. She is very pretty though. Personally I think she is super sensitive to change of any kind and has a long adjustment period. Could yours be like that?

    Otherwise I would guess they might have an illness of some sort.
     
  4. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ... and allot of breed will slow down or stop laying in winter..
     

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