Normal to start then stop laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HallChicks, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. HallChicks

    HallChicks In the Brooder

    Apr 12, 2007
    I was so excited last week when we got our first 2 eggs! Tuesday and then Friday!!
    I figured out which hen it was. We have not seen an egg since! Is it normal to start laying and then skip a week? They have plenty of water and food.... [​IMG]
  2. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    I hope someone answers this question. My e.e.'s started laying and then all of a sudden I hardly ever get a bluish/green egg!? It has been a couple weeks now? I do find one every ten days or so?? What is going on here? The others breeds are laying. Mine are 26 weeks now.
  3. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Songster

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    A couple of mine did the same...just give it time. They may be hiding them. I took notice of how they were acting...almost impatient like and pacing back and forth and then I would put her in the nest box. I did this for a couple days and then they all started laying there. The golf balls worked for awhile...but then they just kicked them out. All girls have got it down pat now!
    Good out for poison ivy when you are egg hunting! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2007

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