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non laying hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by greenmulberry, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. greenmulberry

    greenmulberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have a hen that never ever lays eggs?

    August of 2007 I got two speckled sussex pullets, they were 12 weeks at the time. Around Christmas time I started getting a brown egg almost every single day, probably 5 to 6 a week. My other chickens are easter eggers so I know the brown ones are the SS.

    So since they started laying, I never had more than one brown egg a day, and I only ever saw one of the SS hens in the nest box. I always suspected that one of them did not lay.

    I had to give away the SS that I knew was laying a few weeks ago (she was waaayy to loud), and have not had a brown egg since. Is it possible, that my hen who is well over a year old, just doesn't lay??

    She looks healthy, has a nice red comb, squats for me. She isn't laying where I cannot find them.
     
  2. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's possible that they don't lay on the same day. Hens generally don't lay 7 eggs a week so if you're getting an egg a day, chances are both are laying
     
  3. 2boxers

    2boxers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But she is saying that she hasn't had a brown egg in a few weeks.
     
  4. greenmulberry

    greenmulberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I got rid of the hen I knew was laying, and that was the end of any brown eggs at all, for weeks! Have not had a brown egg since one of the SS left.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:Maybe she is moulting. Egg production slacks off usually when they are moulting.
     

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