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

    Jun 12, 2014
    Snohomish, WA
    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?

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs I Wanna Be A Cowboy Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    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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