Why isn't my Black Copper Marans hen laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lark Rise, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Lark Rise

    Lark Rise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BCM hen is about 8 months old. She started laying at around 6months old about 3 eggs a week. For the last month she has just quit laying altogether. Could she be sick? She seems healthy.
     
  2. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    Is she molting? Have you checked for parasites (internal & external), has she had any stressors recently (varmints, dogs/cats, etc), other chickens picking on her?
    There are lots of reasons; need a little more info from you.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Mine did that too last year (at the same age as yours) - they didn't start back up til spring. She's probably going through a mild molt.
     

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