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Why would two of my young hens (7 & 8 months) start laying and quit after only two weeks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KitaMick1, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. KitaMick1

    KitaMick1 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 1, 2013
    One hen is an Orpington, the other is a Dominque. This is the first time this has happened. Any suggestions? All 12 hens are happy, healthy, and hardy.
  2. creaturelife

    creaturelife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2013
    i m have some egg trouble my self i m been geting rid of my rooster cause i have to many and i also move the coop around so the nest boxes will be in a darker spot i ll let you know how this is working for me
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Sometimes when they start laying their bodies need a break to adjust. Nothing to worry about.
  4. KitaMick1

    KitaMick1 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 1, 2013
    This question is similar to one I posted a year ago but with a little twist. My first time molt for 6 of my hens came earlier than expected, which was great. They began to lay eggs in January consistantly and now it's February; three of them have now stopped laying. Is this normal? This is going to sound weird but soon before they started laying, they would go into the submissive squat and I figured any day they'd be laying; which they did. But, I've noticed the two who usually drop down, are not now. Does anyone have any insight on this? Thanks!

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