Problem with hens not laying eggs

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  1. MaggsP

    MaggsP New Egg

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    My leghorn, Dora, who is 2 years old has only laid 1 egg since Xmas day. Prior to this she had been laying about 5 eggs a week for about 16 months. She is healthy and has a good diet and grit. Is this normal? She was always such a noisy girl when laying an egg. Is she likely to start laying again soon? The others are laying OK. Any help with this would be most welcome,
    Thanks
    Maggie
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hi Maggie, very nice to meet you. Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens. You may want to post your questions at "Chicken behaviors and egg laying."
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I am sorry about your hen not laying. Lots of reasons why a hen will stop laying. She could have health problems, worms, she may have a glitch in her egg laying system, she may be being bullied, she may not be getting enough to eat or drink, predators can terrify them too into not laying, and she may be laying them out in the fields somewhere. Even eating them after she lays them.

    I sure hope you can figure this one out. Good luck and welcome to BYC! :)
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Maggie and welcome to BYC - great to have you onboard with us.

    You have some great advice already, so I'll just say a big hello [​IMG]

    All the best
    CT
     

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