why has my chicken stoped laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by macka, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. macka

    macka New Egg

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    hi one of my brown shavers was just starting to lay she layed for six days in a row then stoped i know they sometimes they have one day off a week but it has been two full days now and she has not started to lay again anyone have any idea whats going on?[​IMG]
     
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:how old is she?
    roughly where are you? are you affected by the shorter winter days?
    is she moulting?
    did you change anything? (food, type or location...waterer...nesting box)
    does she free range? could there be a hidden nest?
     
  3. macka

    macka New Egg

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    she is around 25 weeks old she is not moulting and it is summer where i am in new zealand but it has been raining for the past 2 days would that stop her laying? and i havint changed her food or where her coop is they have a fenced off area and i have checked for hidden nests:)
     
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  4. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:it may.. she just may be resting too.. as long as she is eating.. and showing no other signs of illness I would not worry... she is early in her laying lifetime not all breeds will lay each and every day..
     
  5. arianna

    arianna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ItÂ’s possible that she is eating her eggs, or maybe she is laying somewhere where you haven't look for the eggs. If it is the first then she needs more calcium in her diet.
     
  6. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Taking a couple of days off is no big deal.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    A couple of days break is not unusual at all. As long as all other behaviors are normal, there is nothing to be concerned about.
     

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