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

Urban Gardener

5 Years
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???


7 Years
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!

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