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post #11 of 13
I would only reiterate what's been said before:worm, check for eggs in odd places,look to see if she is molting.

When hens molt they can stop laying for a number weeks. Industry breeds high production birds to hard molt...lose a lot of feathers at once so they come back to laying in a month or so. However many breeds have a soft molt, sometimes barely noticeable, and they can stop laying in the fall and not start again until spring.

I have had good results with Nutrena Feather Fixer to help get them through a molt faster and come back to laying faster.

LofMc
Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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post #12 of 13
Is she getting enough calcium? Maybe try mixing oyster shells with food helped my young pullets to start laying produced within few days of feeding them in food mine are 5m
post #13 of 13
Hopefully someone can help- ever since my 2 silkies started to brood about 23 days, I only been getting maybe one egg, if any, from my other 20 hen. I have Bannies and Silkies together (10) separated from the larger hens (10). Like the pics below.


I have not had any problem with them laying in the past, I usually got 12 +/- daily but now non. Can anyone tell me why and what to do, please? I've got ppl asking for eggs but I don't have any.
Edited by JessLonn - 9/27/15 at 11:28am
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