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My chicken has stopped laying ?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by donna1967, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. donna1967

    donna1967 Hatching

    Apr 23, 2017
    Hi I have three chickens all happy ! One of them have stopped laying! I havnt moved anything changed there food and she isn't molting !! Please any ideas ?? Thanks. Chickens are 1 year old they eat corn dry and fresh layer pellets and veg we give them they have the free run of the garden ! The other two are still laying! I have checked her over no symptoms what so ever .
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2017

  2. SueT

    SueT Crowing

    May 27, 2015
    SW MO
    Welcome to BYC donna---
    People will want to know how old is this chicken, what you are feeding, free range or confined, and any symptoms out of ordinary...
    Meanwhile, be sure to check out the Learning Center, and there are forums covering almost any question you can think of...
    Good luck,
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Sometimes they do just take a break. For how long do you think she has stopped laying? Could she have a hidden nest somewhere? If she is eating, drinking and seems happy in herself I would not be too worried.

    Good luck for the future and enjoy BYC :frow
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under donna1967 [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have some good advice and questions already, I will just wish you all the best. I will mention though that I have a Frizzle Bantam Cochin who is only 3.5 years old and she has not laid an egg since December 2015. So she stopped laying at 2 years old. She is happy and healthy. Female chicks hatch with all the eggs she will lay and may be she just did not have that many to start off with.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Corn is really only good for fattening up chickens, it's really not nutritious.
  7. donna1967

    donna1967 Hatching

    Apr 23, 2017
    Thanks for all your advice will put some pictures on later x

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