Modern Game Banty Stopped Laying?

Campine Lover

Songster
9 Years
Mar 7, 2010
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Moss Beach, CA
Hi,
My Black Modern Game banty hasn't layed an egg for almost a year. She was only 1 year old when she stopped. The weird thing is, she stopped laying as soon as I gave away our two nutty Silkie roos. At first, she seemed like she tried and was in pain. Frantic, (and being a reletivly new chicken owner at the time) I gave her Activia Yogurt several times a week , which is "good for your stomache" and it worked!!!!
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Well, she didn't lay an egg, but from then on she has seemed pain free! I don't really care about the eggs (heaven only knows I get enough already!) but I don't want her to hurt. Once, she layed the smallest darn egg i've ever seen! It was litterally an inch long! She broods occasionally. Do you think she is somehow love sick for the boys?
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I dunno.
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Where the roos too rough? Anybody else have an expierience like this? Is her "egg machine" messed up? This is a first for me. She isn't bothered at all, but i'm just curious. Anybody?
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Mama to-
2 Rhode Island Reds, 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 1 Blue Silkie, 1 White Silkie, 1 Brown Red Modern Game banty , 1 Black Modern Game banty, 1 Black Sumatra, 1 Golden Campine, 1 Bearded Buff Laced Polish, 1 Silver Birchen OEG banty,
1 Quarter Horse Paint, 1 Black Maine Coon cat, 1 Seal point Ragdoll, 1 American Tabby Shorthair, 1 Jack Russell Terrier, and several Comet Goldfish.
 

Dipsy Doodle Doo

ODD BIRD
13 Years
Jan 11, 2007
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Hi! My Modern Game bantams are not regular layers. In fact, I got the first 3 eggs last week from my 6 MGB girls since last summer.
They make funny, non-chicken-like chattery noises that might sound like they are in pain, but I don't think they are.
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Lisa
 

fowltemptress

Frugal Fan Club President
12 Years
Jan 20, 2008
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Is it possible she's taking the role of the roosters now that they've been taken away?

I've read on here that occasionally, in a flock without roos, one hen will stop laying and start taking on some male duties. I have no idea if that could have anything to do with it, but I'm throwing it out there.
 
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Campine Lover

Songster
9 Years
Mar 7, 2010
394
2
119
Moss Beach, CA
Could be it.... maybe. Her comb has doubled in size and started to flop over. She is sort of an Old Maid
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to the rest of our yonger hens. Thanks for responding.
 

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