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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dlgd, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. dlgd

    dlgd In the Brooder

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    I have a 2 yr. old bantam brahma hen that has been a regular egg layer. She went through molt this Spring and then started laying again. She suddenly stopped laying and hasn't laid for about a month. She's healthy, well feed, in a calm environment and not too hot.
    Anyone have any ideas on why? It's a puzzlement!
     

  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Broody?
     
  3. dlgd

    dlgd In the Brooder

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    As far as I can tell, there's not a broody bone in her body, she's just not interested, just happy to go along fat and sassy.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Is her abdomen area swollen? If so, could be egg yolk peritonitis. But you say she's not acting ill - which she should be if that's the case.
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

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    Or could she be laying, just a lot fewer eggs, and maybe larger as well? So far that's what all my 2+ year olds have done; the quantities vary, of course.
     

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