One Hen Stops Laying

Steve In Kansas

5 Years
Apr 17, 2014
Hi all,

We have two wonderful hens/pets that are no more than 3 years old and have produced 5 to 6 eggs each per week until now. They both stopped in November which is typical and one started laying in February. The other has not started yet and we are wondering if this "delay" may mean she has checked out of the egg laying department or just taking her time this year to get going? We did find what appeared to be yolks without shells frozen in March in the pen but aren't sure which one these came from.

Any words of wisdom?
At that age with that level of production, they're probably about done. Doesn't mean you won't get a few eggs here and there from your retiree, but she may not produce like she used to.

She may also just be taking an extra-long break. I have a two-year-old hen who has been taking her sweet time getting back into laying, even though her sisters picked back up over a month ago.

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