Originally Posted by nannie
can anyone tell me if cayenne pepper will make my hens again.almost all of my older hens have stopped laying eggs,ONLY 2 years old.i remember reading this on here somewhere,if you know tell me how much and how often?i do find an very small egg like they did in the very beginning
any ideas would be helpful
What I have heard is that the capsaicin in pepper although supposedly not tasted, increases thirst and the chickens will drink more water. Eggs are mostly water.
There could be a number of reasons that your chickens are slowing down - as aart said the molt, also this heat can have an effect. Stress, many causes. What changes have happened that affect your flock lately? new housing, new flock members, a new pet in the family? Change in feed or feeding schedule..etc. IF your temperatures are as hot as ours here..then expect a slow down in laying.