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One hen suddenly stopped laying??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by phatchicken, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. phatchicken

    phatchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Howdy - I am new to the forum, and have been reading with interest the many questions/answers about egg-laying; or lack there of! However, nothing really has answered my question about dear Loretta...

    I went out of town for the weekend, had a friend come over and tend the "girls," Loretta laid an egg Sat. and has not laid since! She isn't molting (as far as I can see) and doesn't seem to be broody, she looks and acts completely normal except she isn't producing. She normally is a great layer so if anyone has any ideas - let me know! Thanks - Oh, I do have a light...
     
  2. SussexInSeattle

    SussexInSeattle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have an answer but I would imagine it would be helpful to get the breed and age because some breeds lay right through the low-light winters and others seem to slack.

    I have a similar situation with my Blue Andalusian. She used to lay like clockwork but one day my 2 youngest dogs tag-teamed her and really roughed her up but did not pierce her skin. I brought her in and cleaned her up, she layed an egg within one hour and I think one more egg the next day and not one egg since and that has been 2 or 3 months now. I keep hoping that as we get more daylight minutes that maybe it will trigger her reproductive system but who knows.

    Whatever it is, she ain't talkin! LOL
     
  3. phatchicken

    phatchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! She is about a year old...an Amaracauna/Brahama cross...since I posted, she has laid three nice eggs, but I did notice the shells were pretty thin for her...hummm. Oh well, like you said - they ain't talkin'!!
     

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