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 Songster

    Jan 22, 2011
    East Central Georgia
    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

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    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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