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my pullet wont lay? UPDATE

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RAWR, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. RAWR

    RAWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
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    i have a 6 month old Australorp pullet, Sally, and she hasnt layed in about a week. she doesnt seem to be in any pain or discomfort at all. and she looks completly happy. im not sure whats going on...is there something wrong with her??
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    ok, i have looked EVERYWHERE and no eggs.
    the other two hens have layed but not Sally
    and now im really worried
     
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  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    If it's hot up there that may be why. Or she may be going into molt. Lots of reasons...
     
  3. RAWR

    RAWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
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    its not the hot out. its only like...69 degrees. and i thought pullets/hens molt when they're atleast 16 months or something
     
  4. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    They can molt at any time, although it's usually later in the fall/winter. As long as she's healthy I would just be patient...maybe she just needed a break.
     
  5. RAWR

    RAWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
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    ok then :]
    that kinda makes me feel better
     
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Might want to check for something stealing her eggs, or a hidden nest somewhere- mine started a big nest of eggs under the front porch- by the time I found it there were 24 eggs in it! [​IMG]
     
  7. RAWR

    RAWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
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    Quote:oh wow. o_O
    lol
    i'll do that
     
  8. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:oh wow. o_O
    lol
    i'll do that

    True...forgot about that. I thought my egg production had gone way down and found these:

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    [​IMG]
     
  9. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I forgot to add: I had a hen go broody, but she never had more than one egg under her at the end of every day- then I saw what was happening- a rat snake was going right under here and eating the eggs! Now THAT was an instant heart attack! She wasn't at all bothered by the snake, just stood up and stepped over him. [​IMG]
     
  10. RAWR

    RAWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
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