My hen suddenly stopped laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bobbi16, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. bobbi16

    bobbi16 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,
    I have 5 hens that are just under a year old. All of a sudden my Ameracauna has stopped laying. Its been about 3 weeks now. Is this normal or should I be concerned that she is sick? She has a bald spot about the size of a lemon at the base of her tail. She has had it for awhile and it doesn't look infected or bloody or anything. I just thought her feathers were getting rubbed off there for some reason. I haven't noticed any of the other chickens plucking them out at all. They all get along and have no stressors. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Is she eggbound? Does it feel like there is an egg stuck near the vent?
     

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