No egg from my Black Cochin Bantam today?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sgsf, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. Sgsf

    Sgsf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She didn't lay an egg yesterday, and she still hasn't laid one today. It's 5:47PM here. Why hasn't she laid?
     
  2. Sgsf

    Sgsf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does she free range? She might hide it somwhere.
     
  4. GraceAK

    GraceAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She may just be unhappy. [​IMG]
     
  5. Sgsf

    Sgsf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, shes in a coop.

    And why would she be unhappy? :?
     
  6. michpetea

    michpetea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my RIR stopped laying about two weeks ago. She is happy and gets to free-range daily in our yard. She had just started laying about 2 weeks earlier. We have a few predators (fisher cats, racoons and skunks) that visit our area at night. I think she got spooked. Perhaps your girl is molting? I believe anytime after a year that can happen. Or broody? Sitting on everyone elses eggs?
     
  7. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    somtimes they take a day or two off of laying? No real reason known to us [​IMG]
     
  8. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    It takes more than a 24 hour period for a hen to lay an egg. That's why you sometimes get eggs in the morning, during the day, or in the late afternoon. Sometimes hens take a day or two off from egg-laying duty.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Hens are not machines. All sorts of things affect egg laying. Hens don't necessarily lay an egg every day. Molting, cold or hot weather, stress, etc all can make a hen quit laying.
     
  10. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, as long as she seems fine otherwise there is nothing to worry about just because she takes a few days off. I've had them stop for as much as a week for no reason that I could figure out and as others have mentioned, preds moving around at night, hot weather, etc. can put them on strike too.
     

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