My hen started laying again after a year??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ReillyJ, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. ReillyJ

    ReillyJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my Easter Eggers just started laying again and she seriously did not lay for at least a year, otherwise healthy though.

    I don't know how old she or my other two hens are, they were rescues almost 3 years ago and laying then.

    Why would she not lay for at least that long and then all of the sudden start laying with regularity?

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Chickens are unpredictable. I had an EE start laying last year for a bit after quitting for 3 years. It is that time of year when hormones are surging so hens healthy enough will often start up. My guess is she will have a fairly short season before quitting again.
     

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