Not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by barngem, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. barngem

    barngem Songster

    Jun 19, 2009
    Northern Michigan
    I am new to chickens well at least only a year or 2
    I have this pretty little hen and for a 1 or better she has layed an egg a day but now she is not laying. She layed one around easter and that was the end of it. I dont really care but I want to make sure she is getting what she needs
    I feed her laying mash, scratch feed, and she has oyster shells, she free ranges a few hours a week and she gets lettuce tomatoes, apples, that kind of thing.
    Any thoughts?
    Maybe she is just sick of laying since she has been so busy for so long

    I dont know how old she is cause I bought her from the local farm market. At that time she had some chicks(the darn weasle got them) but that was not last summer but the summer before. I gave her a couple fertile eggs to set and she hatched one and now i have a little rooster that is just a year. I think she is a bantam bramah. She is a pretty good mother hen I am getting some chicks and I am thinking she might take them under her wing Anyone have a hen do that?
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    If she free-ranges it's possible that she's laying her eggs elsewhere and hiding them. Has she gone through a molt?
  3. barngem

    barngem Songster

    Jun 19, 2009
    Northern Michigan
    She only free ranges an hour or two every couple days not laying outside I know that for sure. I dont dare leave them out unless i am around the barn. Too many preditors in our area.
    She molted last fall.
    My rooster molted this spring but that was his first molt
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I just found out today, I have someone that is an egg eater...don't know if it's a juvie or what.

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