Silkie not Laying?

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

  1. ChickenGirl3

    ChickenGirl3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2010
    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

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

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