My Australorp hardly lays anymore

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gel2727, May 15, 2009.

  1. gel2727

    gel2727 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now I have 2 RIR and 1 Australorp. I used to get pretty much an egg a day from each of them. But for the past few months, my Australorp hasn't really been laying, we get one every few weeks from her. They are all happy and healthy and behavior hasn't changed, so what's going on?

    She is around 1 year old.
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2009
  2. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they?
     
  3. gel2727

    gel2727 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 year (I was editing as you were asking)
     
  4. kycklingmamma

    kycklingmamma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine did that few months ago and I started investigating and come to find out ( to my horror) they had lice. I treated the coop ad the girls and within a few days they were back to normal. It could also be moulting I heard, but I haven;t had a moult yet (as far as I know) with my 1 year olds.

    Kycklingmamma
     
  5. Gloria

    Gloria Chillin' With My Peeps

    She could also be thinking about going broody. I just went through that with my Australorp. She's only about 8 months old.
     
  6. gel2727

    gel2727 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they go broody if there are no roosters around?
     

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