One chicken not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tamma, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Tamma

    Tamma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2012
    Adkins, TX
    I have 3 red sex link chickens that were born the beginning of March. They all started laying eggs at 5 months and I got 3 eggs a day for months. For the last month I have only been getting 2 eggs a day every day. I don't know which chicken isn't laying. I have checked them all for crop problems and egg stuck. They are all eating and all acting perfectly normal. Is it normal for chickens to just stop laying eggs at such a young age? Thanks! Tamma
  2. keshahen

    keshahen New Egg

    Dec 30, 2012
    I don't know exactly where you live, but it may be because of the cold. You could try adding more protein to her diet.(May work, may not. I'm no chicken farmer.) All chickens behave differently-One of my hens just passed because of pneumonia, and the other was/is just fine.
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    With less daylight, it is normal for them to slow down. They are all probably still laying, just alternating their days off. If any look like they are missing their tails, they are going through a minor molt - this would cause them to quit laying as well.
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    this was my thought, they're each just slowing down.
  5. Tamma

    Tamma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2012
    Adkins, TX
    Thanks so much. I am in South Texas so it's not very cold. Must be just slowing down.. Thanks, Tamma

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