she quit laying when her...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dandelionsrflowers2, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. dandelionsrflowers2

    dandelionsrflowers2 Hatching

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    best friend/partner died:(

    our hen, bernice, quit laying about two months ago when her *best friend*/partner died [​IMG] really?!? is that possible? she has laid... maybe... three eggs since then. she used to lay every day. she is just over a year old.

    are there any other reasons why she would quit? any way i can get her to start laying again?

    thanks!
     

  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Songster

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    She might have quit laying due to the heat, change in food, or if moved to another coop. Have any of these things happened?
     
  3. is that all you had was the 2 chickens?that could stress the remaining 1 enough to alter laying pattern
     
  4. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    Is it possible that she could be ill with whatever killed her friend?
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Losing her friend could have caused enough stress to put her into a molt. Are you seeing feathers around?
     

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