Pullet started, then stopped laying after a couple weeks--why?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by haTHOR, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. haTHOR

    haTHOR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was a little early--right at 5 months, and neither of her sisters were laying (and still aren't, which is fine). Now we are at 6 mos and no eggs from her for a couple weeks. Any ideas why? I raise lots of chickens and have not experienced this before.
     
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  2. ChookCluck

    ChookCluck Out Of The Brooder

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    Stres can cause a drop in egglaying, or it could be the weather. I would closely monitor her, in case it is an illness that is causing it.
     
  3. haTHOR

    haTHOR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good idea...I inspected her pretty close just now--no problems i can see. Has anyone else ever experienced this? We did not have any stressful events around the time she just stopped.
     
  4. haTHOR

    haTHOR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It did start to get cool right when she stopped, as i look back at the dates. Could that really make a difference?
     
  5. Harrys chick

    Harrys chick New Egg

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    I wondered if you ever solved this problem? I had five pullets in December. They started laying pretty soon but after a few weeks two of them stopped. They have not started again and I haven't had an egg from them for at least 3/4 months now.
     
  6. Manningjw

    Manningjw Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    One of my chickens who was 20 weeks old starting laying eggs then I noticed a large laceration on her head which I cleaned and stitched closed. She stopped laying for 1-2 weeks after that while she was healing.
     

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