Two year old chicken stopped laying eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cjwilson, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. cjwilson

    cjwilson New Egg

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    I have four hens that will be two years old in March 2014. One of them hasn't laid an egg for about two months. So my question is, is she done laying? She is not moulting and is not under any stress.
     
  2. nbenevento

    nbenevento Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed is she and where do you live?
     
  3. cjwilson

    cjwilson New Egg

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    She is a Rhode Island Red and we live in central Florida.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    18ish months is the normal time for hens to take a break from laying for the winter, so your hen is right on schedule. She'll take the winter off, then start laying again in the spring. She'll continue that cycle each year from here on out.
     

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