I've read the posts here about this issue and I guess I just need some reassurance. I have 3 pullets. My one leghorne has been laying for about 2 maybe 3 weeks an egg a day. She is approx. 20 weeks old or so. The other two I believe to be younger than her are red sex links. They have not laid yet and do not have much in the way of combs.
Anyway, yesterday the leghorne (I'm assuming) laid a soft shell egg and today no egg at all. As of now they have not been given any oyster shells but we do put her crushed shells in our compost bin and they always are hanging out in there. We are going to begin to bake them now. Should we add oyster shells?
When do they slow down production for winter? We are in the mountains of Western NC and it's 60 degrees now. Would this have something to do w/ it? Would you say it may just be that she's a pullet and her body is still adjusting?
They all seem to be acting normal.
One thing I just thought of reading another post -- we have a dog we are dogsitting for and have been for 2 days. She does run down to the chicken run and bark at them occasionally and when she first got here she was scaring them. Our run is a fenced around around our barn so the dog can't get close and the chickens just move on. Could it be that she got scared?
Thanks for any help!
Edited by KimPahl - 9/25/15 at 1:25pm