My hen suddenly stopped laying

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

  1. bobbi16

    bobbi16 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 27, 2011
    Salt Lake City
    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 Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Is she eggbound? Does it feel like there is an egg stuck near the vent?

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