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Aumeraucana stopped laying after only 5 eggs

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Greetings!

I have 5 chickens: 1 Black Australorp, 3 Buff Orpingtons and 1 Aumeraucana.

We got them 3 days old and all of them started laying after roughly 5/6 months.

Since Aumeraucana's eggs are green, we were able to tell easily when Little Moe

started to lay eggs.  After only 5 eggs, there was no sign of green eggs.  It's been now

since Sept 8th without any green eggs.  I searched the coop and outdoors high and low

without sign of any part of shell.  I examined Little Moe, he seems healthy and eating well.

They eat crumble with occasional scratch couple times a week and some bread/veggie

scraps.  Help!  I was really looking forward to have green eggs. :)  Thank you for 

any and all suggestions!

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Welcome to BYC!

 

If you free range your birds, you might want to coop them up for a week,

both to see who is laying and habituate them to laying in the coop nests.

 

Free range birds sometimes need to be 'trained'(or re-trained) to lay in the coop nests, especially new layers.

Leaving them locked in the coop for 2-3 days can help 'home' them to lay in the coop nests.

They can be confined to coop 24/7 for a few days to a week, or confine them at least until mid to late afternoon.

You help them create a new habit and they will usually stick with it.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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