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Date Posted: 13:21:18 01/22/08 Tue
Author: Don
Author Host/IP: 204.128.29.8
Subject: Re: Hen not laying eggs
In reply to: Jade 's message, "Re: Hen not laying eggs" on 06:50:33 01/22/08 Tue

Hi Jade,

I have a couple of hens that do not lay when they are not with a male. Some will lay no matter what, but some need the company of a mate to get going. I have a hen that prolapses every so often, so I give her long breaks. I have had her in a cage by herself for a couple of months, and even though she has a single male in the cage next to her, she hasn't laid an egg this whole time. But when I put her back with her mate, she will begin laying within a week.

That has been my experience. I think yours will lay too when she has a mate. You have a nice size cage for them, they will do well in it.

Don

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