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Two hens, 1 to no egg.

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Dear BYC Forum Users,

 

I have two Leghorn hens. Some days, I get 1 egg. Some days, I get 2 eggs. Recently, though, I haven't been getting any. The hens have food, water, grit, mash, and scratch. What can I do? Many people with Chicken experience have told me that the cold weather will slow them down. It has been 2 weeks since it has been 50 and below. Should I continue to be patient? Are they sick? Any other help would be appreciated. 

 

 

Thanks SO much!

 

TechnoChicken33

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How old are they? 

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They are about 6 months of age. Born in May 2015.

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I would imagine that as young hens, their egg laying equipment is not yet fully calibrated. The weather and their relative immaturity are likely to be the cause.

 

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Are they free range?

What kind of feed in what quantities are you offering?

Reading labels and managing amounts so they get the correct levels of protein and calcium is the first thing to look at.

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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