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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

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    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

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    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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