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Only 1 chicken is laying out of the 3! What does this mean?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lewbylew99, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Lewbylew99

    Lewbylew99 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guys! ,
    Only 1 off my chickens are laying out of the 3!
    What do people think is wrong with the other 2?

    Lewbylew99
     
  2. cleoppa

    cleoppa Out Of The Brooder

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    Can't help you. I just posted a similar question. But I bet it would help the experts to know age, breed, etc.
     
  3. Moosetails

    Moosetails Out Of The Brooder

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    One or more of my girls will stop laying for a short time, I think that is normal. Can you give more information? How long has this been going on? How old are your chicken? Have they been under any stress recently (dog attacks, construction on their coop, etc.)?
     
  4. Lewbylew99

    Lewbylew99 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's being going on since we brought them... My chickens are like 1 years old! And nothing like construction or anything!
     
  5. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well at eighteen months they molt and stop laying while they regrow their feathers. Its also fall and shorter days so they normally lay less.
     
  6. BackyardAnita

    BackyardAnita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are the two that aren't laying hens? (if the two haven't layed before) are they squatting, is the comb bright red, are they checking out the nesting box, etc. More details please
    By the way i have one laying hen and two pullets too!
     
  7. Lewbylew99

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    One of the not laying ones keep going to check out the nesting box and lies down but doesn't lay...
     
  8. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Checking the nests out is a good indicator that she is getting ready to lay. Even so I've had them check out the resources two weeks in advance.
     

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