My little RIR pullet stopped laying. Should I be worried?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Urban Gardener, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. Urban Gardener

    Urban Gardener Hatching

    Oct 14, 2014
    Idaho Falls
    My Rhode Island Red, Margery, is 24 weeks and has laid about 5 or 6 eggs total (1 egg every 2 days or so) but for the last 2 weeks she suddenly stopped laying. I have 3 other hens that are still laying, so I know its not a critter problem. Margery seems to be in great health. Her comb and waddles are bright red and she's a pretty happy hen and she free ranges with the other girls for about an hour a day. She doesn't appear to be "egg bound". The 5 or 6 eggs that she did lay were super small however, like half the size of my golden comet's eggs. Maybe I worry too much but she goes into the nest box for a couple of hours every day, but no egg?!? Is Margery okay???
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    If she's acting normal otherwise, she's probably fine. Many new layers are irregular for the first month or so.
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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    She's probably fine, especially since she acts and appears healthy. It is common for new layers to take breaks occasionally and start out laying small eggs. Just keep an eye on her, watch for further symptoms, and enjoy your hens! [​IMG]
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