Pullet stoped laying!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 4-H chicken mom, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Can anyone shed any light on why a pullet stops laying eggs after l week. Here is the situation, I ordered 3 straight run buff brahma bantam cochin chicks. I got very lucky this time, 2 pullets and 1 cockeral. They are now 6 months old. They were raised together but 3 weeks ago they were at the fair in seperate cages. One pullet started laying her first eggs at the fair. She laid one every day. After the week of fair was over, we brought them home and put them back in their pen and not one egg has been laid since we have been home. We even put a fake egg in the nesting box and nothing. Is this common with bantams? Am I doing something wrong?
    Thanks for any suggestions!
  2. Stress? My birds hate any change at all. They are such stick in the muds!
  3. davecash

    davecash Songster

    Jul 22, 2007
    id say its stress. give it time. chickens dont like to move.
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    When they first start laying they can be on again / off again due to hormone fluctuation, remember that they are just now maturing and their body has to adjust and get into a cycle.

    This is normal.

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