RIR Not Laying

GRB73

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I have three hens. They are just about 2 years old. Two of the three started laying again in February (Wyandotte and ameracauna). My RIR still hasn't started up again. Do some breeds need more hours of natural light to resume egg laying? She has always been my champion layer.
 

azygous

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It's an individual thing, governed by genetics as much as it is external forces. My egg crew is slowly, one by one, coming back to lay, but I'm still waiting for several more to get their hormones back.

Watch for your hen's comb to get more deeply red, plumping up, getting a bit larger, and then you'll know she's getting ready to start pumping out eggs again soon.

If her comb remains washed out pink and shriveled, then you may suspect she has something going on that you need to be concerned about.
 

GRB73

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6 Years
Mar 10, 2016
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SE Pennsylvania
I have three hens. They are just about 2 years old. Two of the three started laying again in February (Wyandotte and ameracauna). My RIR still hasn't started up again. Do some breeds need more hours of natural light to resume egg laying? She has always been my champion layer.

It's now May and still no regular eggs:-(. We've gotten about one a week for the past two weeks. They are odd looking, large and long. Her comb is bright red and plump and she eats, drinks and dust bathes. We've treated her for northern fowl mites and finished the last round a week ago.

My concern is she is an internal layer. How would I know if this is the case?
 

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