How many years will Rosecomb Bantam hen lay eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 6chickens in St. Charles, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I may have asked this before, but don't remember the answer. Our little Bantam Rosecomb Rosie seems to be done laying eggs. She is two years old.

    Or, she may be hiding a clutch of eggs somewhere, we have a big yard.

    She's also acting roosterly, but that maybe because she's a mimic of many behaviors and songs, or it could be changing hormones?

    If anybody knows, please advise. Our Americauna hen moulted with rosie a few weeks ago and she is laying eggs again after several days off. But Rosie still isn't. She appears healthy and happy, she doesn't feel any different and flies up for lap time like she always did.....
     
  2. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...still wondering.... How long can we expect our Rosecomb Bantam hen to lay eggs? Can she really be done at 2 years old?
     
  3. simpsoncj

    simpsoncj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I'm not an expert, but I'm pretty sure chickens don't usually just stop laying altogether at once. I think they usually slow down in production for awhile first. If she was moulting also it may just be taking her a little longer to start laying again. Or like you said, she may have decided to lay her eggs elsewhere once she started again. If there is any spot in my yard that looks like it could be comfy enough, my little oegb will use it instead of the nest box!
    CJ
     

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