young chicken stopped laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sadie423, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. sadie423

    sadie423 In the Brooder

    Feb 16, 2008
    One of our white rocks started laying at 18 weeks. She layed for 3 weeks and has stopped. The first week she layed in the nest box. The 2nd and 3rd she jumped over the partition into Our area of the henhouse- where we store bedding, food, water tub, and the human sized doors leading in. She hit under a leaning board. She seemed to be attached to our old heat lamp bulb that was on the floor. She followed it around and pushed it beside her. A couple other chickens jumped over and bothered her....she seemed to lay for 3-4 hours. We had some problems with egg pecking so we had to go in frequently to collect the other eggs. The last time she layed was about a week ago. She laid in her spot for about 4 hours, no egg. Came back and eventually layed an egg at 8:30 at night. When I went back at midnight to turn lights off she was back. She got up when I turned the lights off and hasn't been back since.

    She was acting a little moody (broody?) When we had to go past she would make some trlling noises and puff up really big. She isn't acting sick or anything. Is it normal for a chicken to lay and then stop?? She laid 1 egg a day- lots of double yolks. She was our first to lay (out of 23). She's 22 weeks now.


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