My hen hasn't laid for the past 5 day

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by handrosilva239, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. handrosilva239

    handrosilva239 In the Brooder

    Jul 28, 2014
    Fort myers FL
    What should i do.?
  2. mtgrl

    mtgrl Chirping

    May 12, 2014
    There's lots of reasons why this could happen.

    She may be sick. Watch for any symptoms of illness.

    Google egg bound. Sometimes eggs can get stuck in hens and cause problems. That's something you'll want to identify and fix right away.

    The amount of daylight she's getting could also be a factor. If she's getting less light every day, hens will stop laying.

    If she's not getting enough nutrition she might also stop laying. If her eggs up until now have been thin-shelled, she could be low on calcium. Make sure she's getting a well-balanced diet and enough food, and give her a calcium supplement-crushed up eggshells work well for this.

    There may be other reasons why she's not laying and it could be normal, just keep a close eye on her and see if there is anything else to be concerned about.

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