Pullet has Ceased Laying for Two Weeks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sk8inChick(en), Sep 14, 2012.

  1. Sk8inChick(en)

    Sk8inChick(en) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello there!

    I have a six-month-old pullet who started laying three weeks ago. She laid four eggs in about 2 weeks, and now she has stopped laying anything for over a week and a half.

    I'm just wondering if there is any cause for worry here, or if I should just wait it out for a while. She hasn't laid an egg every day so far, and not always every other day, either.

    I know she isn't egg-bound, because she hasn't shown any signs that she is trying to lay an egg. She isn't broody, either.

    Other than the fact that she has stopped laying, she appears completly normal.


    If anyone could offer some advice and/or experience with this, I would be very grateful!

    Thank you!
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2012
  2. terryg

    terryg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are many, many things that could be happening. Does she free range? She might be hiding the eggs. Has she gone broody? Is there a new stress? Some hens stop laying if a predator is lurking. Or eating the eggs? As long as she looks fine I wouldn't worry, but, I too would want to know where those eggs are! :)
     
  3. Sk8inChick(en)

    Sk8inChick(en) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much for your reply!

    She has started laying again, and even more often than she had been. I don't know why she stopped, but at least she seems tobe okay now.
     

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