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Resumption of egg laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jrob979, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. jrob979

    jrob979 New Egg

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    One of my chickens stopped laying over six months ago. This was preceeded by a period of her laying soft, malformed yolks with some or no shells and some which were a yolky mess. Today she laid a perfect egg. Can anyone shed any light on why this sequence has happened.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Some hens will go through a spell of laying malformed eggs as hormone levels are changing prior to a normal 'break' in production. Others will evidence the same thing because of an ovarian or reproductive tract infection. The good news is that she has resumed normal production.

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  3. jrob979

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    Thanks for the information
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Curious...how old and what breed?
    Did she molt after she stopped laying?
     
  5. jrob979

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    She is a 18 month old Bluebelle.She did not moult until some months after she stopped laying
     
  6. lfoster131

    lfoster131 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a similar but different problem. My chickens stopped laying last fall due to their molt (I assume) and have layed only about 3 eggs since (in 4 months)! Will they ever start again??
     

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