Stopped laying??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by eastercreek, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. eastercreek

    eastercreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have several hens and our Golden Laced Polish started laying white eggs about every other day when she was about 22 weeks old. At the same time our 2 Golden Comet hens started laying nice brown eggs daily(they were the same age). Recently...our Easter eggers have been laying pink and green eggs(they are four weeks younger than the others)....but the white eggs have stopped. We havent had any in over 3 weeks. The hen looks healthy. Can we expect her to begin laying again? What is the cause for this since she was laying pretty regularly and nothing has changed(diet, environment, etc)?
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Decrease in daylight, due to it being autumn is the most likely scenario, followed by the possibility of molting. Less likely but always something to consider is laying off site and of course, those dreaded parasites.

    Reading this might also help. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=586719
     

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