My chicken layed two eggs then quit

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shinygirl, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. shinygirl

    shinygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there!
    My Easter Egger hen started laying eggs around 6 months old, layed 2 eggs, then quit! My 3 other hens (of different breeds) have been laying since they were 3 months old and are laying eggs every day normally. They are 9 months old now, and still no eggs from my Easter Egger, Lily! Can someone please help me out! I've been so patient but now that she's older than 8 months, I was wondering if there was any reason. She's in perfect health, and still super friendly!
     
  2. 3chickchicks

    3chickchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe because of the shorter days?
     
  3. shinygirl

    shinygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Someone also told me that if I don't have a rooster (which I don't) the hen might realize the eggs aren't fertilized and therefore quit laying... Have you ever heard of this?
     
  4. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That person is full of bull. The hen will lay regardless if there is a rooster around or not.
     
  5. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some birds really seem to be sensitive to the lack of sunlight. You could supplement the short daylight hours with a light (not fluorescent) on a timer.
     
  6. shinygirl

    shinygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
     
  7. shinygirl

    shinygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Lily finally layed an egg!! And she did it all on her own:)
     

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