Leghorn hasn't layed in three days!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LilJoe, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. LilJoe

    LilJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so, I have two brown leghorns and recently one of them, Laverne, just stopped laying eggs! She isn't egg bound and doesn't have a broken egg in her. Is this normal or what because I thought they usually only skip 1 day. (If you want to know what happened before she stopped feel free to ask)

    Thanks!
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Most hens don't lay every single day. They can be regular and have what's considered a normal amount they lay during a week, but that's changeable based on many factors. So not laying for a bit and taking a break is normal for every hen.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Well, yeah, knowing what 'happened before' would definitely help.
    The more info the better...age, how long laying, any changes in flock and/or housing.
    Many things can apply.
     
  4. LilJoe

    LilJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, she's a VERY shy chicken and I opened up the nesting box on her.
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    She layed one or two eggs and then stopped again. Rooster stress? Laying in the spring or fall?
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    How old is she?
     
  6. LilJoe

    LilJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A little older than 6 months I believe, started laying a month ago.
     
  7. LilJoe

    LilJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mom is thinking about killing her if she doesn't lay soon because she's just eating and taking up space![​IMG]
     
  8. My chics

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    Don't worry my chickens did that a lot when they first started laying but after a few days they started up again
     
  9. My chics

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    Dont worry when my chickens first started laying they did that but after a few days they start laying again
     
  10. LilJoe

    LilJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, 8 you mean a few days as in a few days (1-7 or whatever) I've been waiting weeks almost a month!
     

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