What's going on with my Aussie?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sadiebeth12, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. sadiebeth12

    sadiebeth12 In the Brooder

    Jul 7, 2010
    Hi all!
    I have a beautiful black austrolorp that is 24 weeks old. All of the other hens I got at the same time(6) have been laying consistently for 3 weeks now. However my sweet aussie Miss Bennnet is not. What confuses me is that she has layed a few times, 3 times. But nothing usually. Is this normal? If she hadn't layed at all I tink it would make more sense to me. Any insights?
    Shelley in PA Mom to 5 kids, 1Boxer and 6 hens
  2. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Songster

    Dec 6, 2009
    She may just be warming up. It takes each bird different amounts of time.
  3. janinepeters

    janinepeters Songster

    Jun 9, 2009
    ....Or she may be cooling down. Especially if you do not have a light in the coop. As the days shorten, chickens lay less and less. My 5 new girls hatched 5/10 each layed for awhile in fall, but all but one has stopped for winter (I do not have a light in coop). You might not see a lot of eggs until late winter - early spring, when things really pick up.

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