Stopped laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cici R, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. Cici R

    Cici R New Egg

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    I have 2 white star hens I bought at around 5 to 6 months old. One of the hens laid maybe three eggs over the first week and now neither are laying. [​IMG]
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    Could there be a correlation of losing the tailfeathers and not laying an egg?
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Is it possible their ages are not correct? If they are 9 or so months old, they could be going through a minor molt. Missing tail feathers can be many things from molting, to feather picking, to poultry lice.
     
  3. Cici R

    Cici R New Egg

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    Yes, I guess I could be wrong on the age however, they are about the same size as our original flock we purchased who are 5-6 months old. Thank you, I will research the poss lice issue!
     

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