Problem Maybe ?????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bourkeco, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. Bourkeco

    Bourkeco Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Rode Island Red and a week ago she started laying and now for the last 4 days nothing ?????? is this normal? My little silkie has been like clockwork every other day for a month..

    Thanks

    Scott
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    You could check her for being egg bound, which is something I routinely do if one girl suddenly stops laying.
    However, being as she's a new layer chances are it's completely normal.
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    It's not unusual to start and stop a few times. Do take a look around, to make sure she hasn't found a hidden place to lay. [​IMG]
     
  4. Bourkeco

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    Quote:How do you check that?? Sorry this is all new to me..

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  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:How do you check that?? Sorry this is all new to me..

    Scott

    The way I do it: Pick the hen up and hold her like a football, with her head facing towards your back. Feel low across the abdomen, between the pelvic bones (not sure if they're called pelvic bones in a chicken, but you get my meaning?). It should be soft and pliable there.
    But again, it's more than likely normal that she hasn't laid. They are very erratic in their laying at first.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    P.S. Don't apologize for wanting to ask questions and learn. That's what BYC is all about.
    Welcome aboard! [​IMG]
     
  7. Bourkeco

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    Thanks to all [​IMG]

    Scott
     
  8. Bourkeco

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    Shes back at it..... With a really small one just like my Silkie.... My Rode is laying eggs with doubble yolks will she always do this??


    Scott
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No, she won't always do that. It's an occasional and new layer thing.
     

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