Laying...now not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tomcassie1998, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. tomcassie1998

    tomcassie1998 Out Of The Brooder

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    Jun 19, 2008
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    :/My hen started laying a bout a week ago. She was laying one egg everyother day.
    Then we got rid of our rooster due to city:), now she has not layed and egg since. Is this normal? Will she start to lay again?
    I know that you dont have to have a rooster for eggs, just curious as to what is going on.

    Thanks
     
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    could be several things (and probably more than that!)

    1. change of the flock
    2. temps dropping/raising
    3. any stressful ANYTHING
    4. sometimes they just do that when they start
    5. feed change
    6...you name it, that could be it![​IMG]


    hope she gets back in the nest!
     
  3. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    Quote:It's September, and they day length is reducing. Without additional lighting they would, in any event, quit laying sometime soon.

    The change in circumstances might also affect them.

    She won't moult this year (but she will next fall), and she can be encouraged to lay right up to the end of next August by making sure she has at least 14 hours light per day.

    Oh, and get her a friend [​IMG]
     
  4. tomcassie1998

    tomcassie1998 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the help...just wanted to make sure she was ok
     

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