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Hens stop laying after their first eggs... Worrying...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by backyardbewbie, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. backyardbewbie

    backyardbewbie New Egg

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    Hi guys, My girls are not laying since their first eggs. I posted their pix as well as their very first eggs in my previous threads...
    However, just when I started expecting more lovely eggs would be coming, they stopped completely... and I notice, they are making
    some screaming, not loud,but continuous. A bit like they are complaining about something, even though their coop has had no any change.
    Any idea why this is happening? Many thanks....
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2016
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds like they are working on another egg. Eggs songs can get loud and the entire flock will join in sometimes.

    Pullets wont start laying and provide an egg every day there after. They are still working out the reproductive thing and can be very sporatic laying for the next three weeks. Then everything gets into a groove.

    How long without eggs from first are we talking about?
     
  3. backyardbewbie

    backyardbewbie New Egg

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    Hi Jr, I had their first eggs on 15th March. Its been 11 days I havent got anything. ;((
     
  4. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldn't be worried. If your in this North America spring is finally here. Maybe they're waiting for Easter. Hey, that today!
     

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