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Leghorn not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by caracara13, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. caracara13

    caracara13 In the Brooder

    Mar 10, 2013
    I am wondering if anyone has any ideas why one of my leghorns will not lay? I have a mixed flock that free ranges and I thought that perhaps she was nesting in the woods and laying there. I kept the two leghorns cooped for a few days just to see if she would lay in the nesting box in the coop but she did not. They are not very old---- 1-2 years old.

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    She may be molting or just taking a break from laying - most hens do. They rest up and then start another laying cycle.

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