Young Golden Wyandotte Stopped Laying

Bindaasd

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Apr 23, 2018
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I have 3 chickens and the Golden Wyandotte stopped laying a few months back. They are now almost 1 year old. The 2 RI Reds will go into the coop at night but the Golden Wyandotte only wants to sleep on top. She also is very shy about coming close to me while the 2 RI reds stand on my shoes and peck at my pants whenever I'm in the coop.

the 2 RI Reds lay daily.
the Golden Wyandotte is also a little messy and I have to clean her bottom every week to remove the dried poop.

Thoughts?
 

HuffleClaw

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Jul 8, 2018
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How old is she? Pictures? Coop size (or an estimate)? How often does she usually lay? Any stress or predators causing stress lately? Nesting boxes?
 

FishMtFarm

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She is molting when hens molt they stop laying,because they are more worried about replacing feathers instead of laying.

There are many other factors that can cause a hen to stop laying so I wouldn’t just assume it’s molting. Lighting, dehydration, illness, change in feed or too many treats, stress, etc. get multiple factors and it can stop them for months.
 

PirateGirl

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I agree, at less than a year old, there may be something going on other than molt, especially since it's been quite some time since she laid.

I hate to ask the obvious, but are you sure she is not laying? Your birds could be laying in different combinations on different days. I know if they lay eggs that are very close in color it can be hard to tell who laid what and who took a day off. I rarely have a day where I get an egg from every single bird.
 

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