My 10 month old Black Australorp quit laying 8 days ago

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TeriS, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. TeriS

    TeriS Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 28, 2010
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
    My hen stopped laying last Wednesday. She laid a HUGE double yolk egg last Monday, none Tuesday, then a small white rough egg that was very bloody in the white and yolk last Wednesday. She hasn't laid since. She is eating and drinking well, sits on her nest a lot, but no eggs. What could be wrong? I checked her vent area and don't feel anything that feels like an egg, so I don't think she's eggbound. We are new at chicken 'farming'- we got our 5 hens and a rooster last September. They have been laying since November. We have heat lamps on from 4am- 9pm so they have light and heat. Their coop seems big enough. There are a few black feathers in her nest but not a lot. We also have 3 RIR hens, 2 buff ? that we got 3 weeks ago, and 1 Kuckoo Marans Roo. All are laying, even though they seem to be slowing a little bit- we were getting 5-6 a day, now 3.......what is going on?

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