Why did my adult hen go broody and never resume laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sstielst, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. sstielst

    sstielst Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi-I have a 1-year old hen who is prone to broodiness. But in the past after she went broody she would start laying eggs again after 2-3 weeks. This last time, she went broody, stopped laying eggs, and hasn't started up again. It's been at least 2-3 months now! She doesn't act or look sick (doesn't have mites) and all of the other 5 hens are fine and continuing to lay. I have scoured the yard for secret egg deposits and I'm certain she isn't sitting on a nest somewhere.

    Any ideas about this would be very appreciated!
     

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