Not One of my 12 Has Laid today! What gives?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by layne517, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. layne517

    layne517 In the Brooder

    Sep 1, 2015
    I'm very sad to report that I lost my favorite sweetheart yesterday. Her name was Sunshine and she was a tiny Buff Orp luvbug. I have not idea what happened. I"m thinking maybe a wasp. I'm devastated! That being said, today not ONE of the other 12 have laid an egg! It's already 4:00 PM. I was wondering if they're in mourning or what the deal is! Any ideas?? [​IMG] (They all seem perfectly fine otherwise)
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2016
  2. Yvonne1

    Yvonne1 In the Brooder

    Jan 10, 2016
    Western PA
    So sorry you lost a sweet bird. It has to be hard.
    I'm a new-ish chicken mom, mine are 6 months old & not laying yet. I hope the rest of your flock wasn't traumatized.
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    A sudden change in pecking order may be the cause, or it could just be that all of them are having a cycle 'reset' day.

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