In the Brooder
- May 10, 2013
Hi all. I hope you can give me some insight. My 13 month old buff orpington was a great layer--pretty consistently 5-6 eggs/week. In late november, she took a month off. I asked about it on BYC, and people thought she was either just taking a fairly normal break or getting ready to be broody. She laid about 6 eggs in January, and then stopped again. No eggs since. (I have a mixed flock, and everyone's eggs are easy to identify). It's been more than 4 months . . . She's eating fine, acting normal. No evidence of broodiness--runs around with the other girls all day, only goes in the coop at dusk. No chance she's hiding eggs anywhere, as they're confined to a run unless I'm outside with them. I'm getting pretty frustrated with her . . . Thoughts?