mysteriously not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gjesdahj, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. gjesdahj

    gjesdahj New Egg

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    Hi, we have a 10 month old Ameracauna which was laying about 6 eggs per 10 days and she quickly tapered down to the point where we haven't had an egg from her in almost a week. None of the other chickens are doing it, she doesn't look sick, she is as active as always, she isn't broody on the nest, the day length is increasing right now, she's not hiding them anywhere (we looked everywhere), she's eating and drinking fine. Does anyone have any idea what could be happening? We think maybe worms, but it seems like she'd look sick. How long should we wait before culling her if she doesn't start back?

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  2. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am wondering if she may be moulting? Can you see if she has any missing feathers or can you feel any new pin feathers coming in? Often they will stop laying during a moult.
     
  3. gjesdahj

    gjesdahj New Egg

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    No it's not molting since day length is increasing and I don't see any signs of it.
     

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