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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

    Jun 11, 2007
    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

    Feb 2, 2007
    Capac, MI
    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

    Dec 28, 2007
    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

    Nov 12, 2008
    desert of calif
    ... and allot of breed will slow down or stop laying in winter..

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