One 12 month old hen stopped laying - 5 days now.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SoCal-ludic, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. SoCal-ludic

    SoCal-ludic Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 17, 2016
    Rancho Cucamonga
    This is my first time raising 1 day old chicks - eight different breeds. I had good success (no casualties) and now have one each of breed - about 10 months old. Egg production has been good during spring and summer, averaging 6 to 7 eggs per day. Production has fallen with the shorter days to 3 to 5 eggs each day. Each egg is distinct so I know who is doing what. I have one pure white sex link who has always been very consistent, but suddenly she has not laid any egg in 6 days. She is the only one who has stopped completely. She appears healthy, eating and foraging normally. I don't know if I should be concerned, or even what to look for. Any ideas or similar experiences?
  2. Lauravonsmurf

    Lauravonsmurf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2014
    Fair Oaks, CA
    It is normal for egg production to drop or even stop with shorter days and or the hens going into molt. I have two hens who have stopped laying because they are in molt right now.

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