No eggs for 2 days?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AbiandAmi, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. AbiandAmi

    AbiandAmi Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicken has been laying for 4 months now without missing a day and she has now not laid an egg for 2 days. It is summer where I live and is pretty hot! Is this something to worry about???
     
  2. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    I would worry more about your poor chicken laying every single day for four months. It's not normal for a hen to lay an egg every single day. Even the very best layers will lay 9 or more eggs in a row and then rest for a day or two. Many, many breeds only lay 5-6 eggs per week, and those are considered pretty good layers.

    I would not worry about this at all even if she goes a week without laying; she needs the break!
     
  3. AbiandAmi

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    Aww the poor thing:( thanks so much! I just didn't want her to be egg bound but I will just relax and try not to worry.
     
  4. WalkingOnSunshine

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    Is she sitting on the nest and straining? That's a sign of a hen being egg-bound, and that does need to be taken care of or she'll die.

    But if she's up wandering around acting normally, then I wouldn't worry.

    Did you get an egg from her today? Also, do you only have one hen?
     
  5. AbiandAmi

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    She has been acting normal and she laid an egg yesterday :) I have two chickens:)
     
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