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Why would my bantam quit laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by zebralady, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. zebralady

    zebralady Out Of The Brooder

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    My Bantam hen is almost a year old. She has laid 5 eggs in her entire life...I am wondering what would make a hen stop laying after 5 eggs...she is not molting, I know that it is winter but, my Turken hen (I think!) is laying almost daily. Should I expect more eggs someday? She is a Seabright Bantam if that makes any difference.
     
  2. Jharper

    Jharper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It might be an ovary deformity.
     
  3. zebralady

    zebralady Out Of The Brooder

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    would there be any other signs of this in her, that I should look for?
     
  4. Jharper

    Jharper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed is she?
     
  5. Jharper

    Jharper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never mind. I definitely believe that there may be a deformity. Do you feed her laying mash?
     

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