Leading Lady Not Laying + Folded Comb?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chinzilla, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. chinzilla

    chinzilla Out Of The Brooder

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    I tried searching the forum for answers prior to posting the thread, but I was unable to find a good answer.

    My lovely Peepers suddenly stopped laying. She was laying steadily a beautiful brown egg daily and we left out of town Thursday and got back Sunday and she didn't lay a single day between those days. Her comb is suddenly folding over but aside from that she hasn't had any behavioral issues - her energy level seems normal, no sluggishness or anything. She's about 7 months old so I don't believe she would be molting enough to stop laying (and I don't see signs of molting but then again this is my first flock of chickens so maybe I'm not looking in the right places?! [​IMG]).

    Here's a photo of her from a few weeks ago (her comb is redder now and as I said it had folded over yesterday - I can take a picture later if need be). Any clues??

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  2. Help_battery_hens

    Help_battery_hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is she dehydrated? what about trying some conditioning tonic?
     

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