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

    Sep 7, 2008
    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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