Should I be worried-no egg in weeks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by deidreschultz, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. deidreschultz

    deidreschultz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2009
    Melbourne, FL
    It's been several weeks since my hen has layed an egg. She the only 1 who lays green eggs so I no she isn't laying. No place she could be hiding them. Matter of fact just cleaned house and put fresh shavings in house. She was the last to start laying. All other hens had been laying for a month or so b4 she started laying. She had been laying everyday. Then we had rooster issues and had to separate them. For 4 -5 days I had to close hen house & move nest boxes outside in coop. Hens weren't thrilled but still used boxes. Then @ night would let them in to roost in house. I live in FL it's been in the stinkin 80s for a couple weeks. We did have a little tiny cold front for a couple days. We even had patchy frost & could blow smoke. We were quite excited. The days it got cold (it was very windy but daytime temps were in the 60s) I did reopen the house back open for them to get out of the cold. Everything is back to normal for them now. I felt her little belly and didn't feel anything. Could the stress of the disruption cause her to stop laying. She's eating and looks normal. Just didn't know if I should do something or if she's ok. Any thoughts? Thanks
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Many hens especially non production birds take a break through the winter. As the days start to lengthen she will renew her egglaying. If she is eating and acting normally, I doubt that there is any problem with her.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Seems like a lot of the easter eggers aren't great layers the last few years. I don't know what the hatcheries are doing, but it's seemed pretty consistent here for them to lay late and stop when the days get short. She'll probably start up again in the spring.
  4. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 8, 2008
    Fleetwood, PA
    Mine starting laying at 18-22 weeks and are laying 2-4 eggs out of 4 birds all winter. They are doing much better than my Welsummers. I have raised EEs 3 times and never had to wait for eggs.

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