Non layer

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gazza1975, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. gazza1975

    gazza1975 New Egg

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    I have a chicken which only laid for the first year she is now 4 and is really healthy bird but no eggs why ? Also her friend passed away recently would it be wise to get another or not thanks
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sorry your bird has stopped laying. Lots of things could be going on here. She could be out of yolks, she could be stressed, her diet is poor, she has something going on internally. You say she is healthy so it probably isn't internal laying. She could be laying in a secret nest you don't know about or she could even be eating them.

    But if she lost her only buddy, she will mourn the loss and does need some friends at some point.

    Good luck with reestablishing your flock and welcome to ours!
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sorry you lost a hen. Hope you can find a friend for your surviving hen. Welcome to BYC
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X2 on getting some friends for you hen, chickens do usually like to have company. Depending on what breed she is, some just don't lay very many eggs, and older birds especially often will not lay in the colder months at all.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined the BYC "flock".
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Chickens are social creatures and require the company of other chickens.
     
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    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  10. 6275Smith

    6275Smith Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome! [​IMG] There is so much good information on here as well as friendly people. You've gotten good advice just on this thread so I hope you stick around.
     

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