Penny's not laying! I don't know why. what to do, what do?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by joebwe25, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EE Penny hasn't been laying lately!
    The nest box is fairly clean,
    she has food and water available,
    she doesn't appear to be molting,
    and she isn't broody.
    She is pretty picky about how clean the nest box is though.
    If it's perfectly clean, she lays and if there's just one poop she gets frustrated.
    I don't know.
     
  2. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    if shes just a pullet its common for her laying to be spaced in different incriments. they arent very consistant.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If she doesn't seem ill to you and is her normal perky self, then maybe it's the heat. How hot is it where you are? Was she laying during the winter or is she a new layer?
    I have one that hasn't laid in over a week and she's only been laying about six weeks; in fact mine seem to be just trying to stay cool. I put a crate on the floor with straw in it in front of the fan so they could have a choice to lay in the open where it was cooler. A bunch of mine started laying in that, so maybe Penny is just too hot right now.
     
  4. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's bout two years, she normally lays slower in the winter.
    Maybe it IS just the heat. They haven't really been pecking around either.
    They've been SLEEPING UNDER THE TREE!!
    All the rest have been laying at their normal rate though.
     
  5. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, it's in the hundreds. 102,104,99 around there,
    but it's FINALLYgetting a LITTLE warmer though.
    Here is this weeks forecast:
    Saturday

    Partly Cloudy
    Partly
    Cloudy
    Sunday
    Precipitation 60%
    Rain
    Likely
    Hi 88°F
    Monday

    Partly Cloudy
    Partly
    Cloudy
    Hi 95°F
    Tuesday

    Partly Cloudy
    Partly
    Cloudy
    Hi 96°F
    It's pretty hot though.
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2007
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Joe, I bet it's the heat. Mine are slowing down in the heat, too. Mine laid well all winter long and when they do that, they usually slow down in the summer anyway. Guess the poor girls need a break sometime, huh?
     
  7. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WE"RE RUNNING SHORT ON EGGS!!!![​IMG]
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I hear ya, buddy!
     
  9. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Im with Cynthia....I think its the heat. And I hear ya being short on eggs. Out of 11 hens, 1 1/2 yr olds, I get 5 eggs a day, IF IM LUCKY!! DANG this heat...go away already!!
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Out of 19 currently laying, I got 10 eggs today and the other day, only 9, and I know it's partly the heat and partly some are beginning to molt.
     

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