No eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Gamecock, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Gamecock

    Gamecock Out Of The Brooder

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    Ever since Boo ( my EE) passed away, Dixie (EE) has not layed an egg, is this norma?. Will she start laying at some point
     
  2. dweder

    dweder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you only have the one hen left? Stress definately affects their laying routine. Any kind of change can upset their laying. Chickens are also very social, so being alone could definately be the reason she has stopped.
     
  3. Jajika

    Jajika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for your loss. It hurts.

    dweder asked the right question. If you are down to one chicken, it is possible the loss of a
    like mate has affected Dixie.

    A long time ago a veterinarian told me it is never wise to have only "one" of any creature. They need
    someone like them to relate to.

    I truly believe chickens need other chickens to be able to function properly. Also, if Boo and Dixie were friends, then Dixie
    feels the loss of her buddy.

    Give her time and if possible get a couple more chickens.

    Geri
     
  4. MrsPinkKitty

    MrsPinkKitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    poor baby....she needs a friend....Hatch some out heheh
     
  5. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Columbia,SC
    I live in Columbia too and my EE is not laying...all my others are. She seems totally healthy...runs about foraging, roosting, red comb. I think they may just stop in winter.
     
  6. Gamecock

    Gamecock Out Of The Brooder

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    Before Boo passed, I had 6 laying hens and 2 roosters. She is not alone. The other 4 are laying everyday. 2 dominiques.a.road island red and a comet/
     

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