My New girls have not layed an egg in days

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RuthiePoo, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. RuthiePoo

    RuthiePoo Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 11, 2016
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Please help!

    I got my 5 chickens back in Nov last year so not that long ago. 3 Started to lay almost immediately after we got them. The other 2 are taking their sweet time of it.
    We were getting 2-3 eggs a day from the 3 that were laying but the last 4 days NOTHING!.
    I don't know what is wrong. Is anything wrong? Is this normal? How long will this dry spell last?
    Am I worrying about nothing? I know that older chooks tend to slow down or stop laying over really hot or cold spells, but they are only young point of lays and the weather has been warm but not overly hot.
    They have plenty of fresh water, food and shell grit.

    Any help to ease my worried mind would be greatly appreciated
    Worried Chicken Mum
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Do you think that they may be laying anywhere other than their nests? No signs of predation in the nests (bits of shell etc)? Assuming they are eating layers food or growers with oyster shell and they seem like happy campers, i can't think of what the cause could be - sorry.

  3. RuthiePoo

    RuthiePoo Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 11, 2016
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Happy to report that my 3 girls are laying again and much larger eggs too. Still no idea why my other 2 point of lays I got in November are still not laying though.
  4. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

    Feb 25, 2014
    Northwestern Wyoming
    My Coop
    Give them a little time...worked for the other three! I'm thrilled that you are finally getting eggs again..those dry spells can be so frustrating! I have one out there who hasn't laid an egg since December 2014. Frankly I don't know why Dumb Daphne the Flock Complainer is still out there eating and making messes - guess it's because she's ended up being a darn good rooster! She alerts the flock to any potential danger, and is always on the alert. Eggs, not so much! [​IMG]

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