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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by helgawilcox, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. helgawilcox

    helgawilcox Hatching

    Sep 19, 2009
    I have a chick that has not laid any eggs for month now, is that
    common? Also the last couple of days she has not come out of
    the coop, she usually is the first one. Is she sick, how do I find out?
    I am really worried about her.[​IMG]

  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

    Nov 4, 2008
    Cross Lanes, WV
    I don't know the answer, but hopefully someone one here will.

    you may want to include some additional information

    how old is she
    what breed
    how long was she laying before she stopped
    what are you feeding
    have there been any changes in your flock lately

    welcome to BYC
  3. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    First off, you should find out if you have an avian vet in the area.

    Second, you should check her vent to see if it's oozing or has any obvious anomalies.

    Is her abdomen swollen more than normal? Is it taut?

    Have you noticed any odd poo? What are you feeding her, what supplements, and how old is she? What are your other bids like? Are they the same age?

    How are her feathers? Did she lose any for a while?

    This will help us figure out what's going on.

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