Sudden stop in laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jflicker, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. jflicker

    jflicker New Egg

    Nov 8, 2011
    I have a barred plymouth rock about 7 months old who was laying about one egg a day and just stopped. No molting, no broodiness, no eggs for the last month. She doesn't seem to be sick and our other 3 chickens of the same age are still producing just under one a day each. Any guess as to why?
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2011
  2. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2009
    Southern Arizona
    Unless you are providing additional light, its likely just due to the shorter days. Chickens need 14-16 hours of daylight to keep in lay, generally.
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

  4. jflicker

    jflicker New Egg

    Nov 8, 2011
    I thought lack of light would just slow things down rather than cause a sudden stop in the egg laying of one chicken. The others are still laying like normal while the one hasn't laid in over a month.
  5. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2010
    MA Cranberry Country
    Consider your other girls generous... Lack of light will affect them as well... It is good to give them a little rest.... Next year make sure you hoard a bunch prior to days becoming shorter...

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