will this hen keep laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickorama, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. chickorama

    chickorama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have an Aracuana hen who has basically stopped laying. She's only about a year and a half old, and she's laying VERY occasional eggs, all duds and extremely tiny.
    Will she keep doing that for awhile or eventually stop? At this point, I can't even tell if she has already stopped. Her eggs are SO occasional I can't tell the difference! Do you think she has stopped or will keep laying duds for awhile?
     
  2. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, it is hot and maybe she is going into moult?? What are you feeding her?? There could be lots of reasons that her egg production is down. I am not sure but hoping someone else will come along and help out too.
     
  3. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    well , I was told the HEAT has alot to do with them laying . they said plenty of light , water , and keep the laying pellets and oyster grit available . I have noticed mine eat less with the heat . I put out all kinds of feed early in the morning , Laying pellets , grower pellets , chicken scratch and oyster grit and PLENTY PLENTY of water.

    Mid afternoon , I do throw out cooked rice to them . ITS cold from the frig. so cools them off . I noticed they still have plenty feed left late in the afternoon , I do replenish water containers , and add ICE , that also cools them off .

    They eat whenever they chose to during the day . No food is put into the coop at night . JUST water containers ... 1st. sign of daylight , here they come out into the run , and begin eating . They all seem healthy and happy . So far , they are all still laying .
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2008
  4. chickorama

    chickorama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the advice! I hope she is just molting. We'll give her lots of water just in case it has to do with temperature.
     

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