Silkie not Laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenGirl3, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. ChickenGirl3

    ChickenGirl3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Everyone,
    For the past 3-4 weeks my silkie chicken hasn't been laying. She usually lays every other day, but for some strange reason she stopped! I give her and the other hens (3 hens) 1 1/2 pounds of laying feed and give her plenty of sun light. All my other hen are laying except her! The last owner said she was a year old and I have had her for 8 months. What should I do? [​IMG]
     
  2. jynnjynn

    jynnjynn Out Of The Brooder

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    My Silkie has frequent spells where she will just stop laying for no apparent reason. None of my others girls do this, might just be a breed thing?

    Sometimes she will act a little broody for about 2 days (stays in the nest box and gets all uppity when I try to move her to steal the eggs) and then she will get over it and return to the yard with the rest, but won't lay again for a week or more.

    You might check out this sticky
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=423023

    It list the most common reasons for a stop in egg production.
     

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