Should I Worry?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MEMama3, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. MEMama3

    MEMama3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pullet started laying a little over a month ago. She was 24 weeks to the day on the first day she laid. She laid pretty much every day with the random day off, but never more than one day between eggs. I had posted a little over a week ago that her last four eggs were getting smaller and lighter in color. Her last egg was pure white (she's a buff orp). I haven't gotten a single egg from her since that white egg. It's been seven days.

    Everyone else is laying steadily. They are on artificial light to bring them to just over 14 hours. There is no sign of mites or worms. She is acting normally. The only potential stress may have been my covering their run with plastic, but no one seemed stressed about it.

    Should I be worrying about her?
     
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  2. MEMama3

    MEMama3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It may be worth mentioning that she sits in the nest box on and off throughout the day.
     
  3. MEMama3

    MEMama3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another day of no eggs. Anyone have any thoughts?
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    She may be broody or molting.
     
  5. MEMama3

    MEMama3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She doesn't seem to be broody (I have a silkie mix who tries to go ever other week lol) and her feathers are showing no sign of molt. Would she be going into a molt at 7 1/2 months old?
     

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