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My EE hasn't layed in 7 months??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by stephanieshim, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. stephanieshim

    stephanieshim Chirping

    Apr 1, 2015
    I've had my one and only Easter egger for over a year now and in January, she started laying the most beautiful blue eggs, but in May, she layed an extremely small egg (the size of a quarter) then all of a sudden stopped. It's been 7 months since that small egg (her last one) and we haven't gotten ANY more blue eggs, is there anything wrong with her? Will she start laying again soon? What can I do?!
    The blue egg is hers
    The blue eggs are also hers
    The larger egg was her usual and the small one is the size of a quarter
    The egg had no yolk and it was only whites
    Those are some images of her, she appears to be completely healthy. She isn't moulting and she eats all the time!

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    My EE have always been poor layers so one stopping for that long doesn't surprise me. Mine would always start around May, lay for a month or so than quit, than lay for another month in the fall and quit again. I finally decided to try some more this year after not having any for a few years, but I don't expect much out of them. They are mutt breed, bred mostly for looks and egg color so production is all over the place with them. All of mine have been mostly for looking at.
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  3. bullrunslabs

    bullrunslabs Chirping

    May 3, 2016
    My EEs usually start slow then do well for mem. However, once I let them lay outside the coop, I find they often have to search, and search well for their eggs. I try not to let them out until after I get a fair amount of eggs for the day. I do find that they are particular about how I keep their coop. If it's not to their standards they drop production quickly!
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2016
  4. dmanhefner

    dmanhefner In the Brooder

    Aug 25, 2015
    Could be obese. That will make them quit. Comb still red like a layer. Could be layong soft eggs and others eating them. Could also be hiding eggs

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