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My chickens has stop laying

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I have 3 chicken that just started laying last week, well today has been cool and rainy and no eggs! Is it because most all of my chickens stayed in the coop today? or because its cool or raining? I'm at a loss??? HELPĀ 


Edited by fayediddles - 10/26/15 at 5:01pm
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It's not quite that exact a science :-). You aren't going to get 3 eggs a day everyday. Sometimes you will get two, sometimes one and sometimes you might get none for a day or a week or even longe (heading into winter their bodies need to rest ready for the next season of egg production and when moulting). This autumn/winter I went about ten weeks without a single egg from seven chickens, so I don't sweat the odd day here and there :-)
Edited by appps - 10/26/15 at 5:24pm

Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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post #3 of 7
What are you feeding? Are they broody? They probably just are off their cycle. They lay an hour later each day until it gets to dark then they stop for a day. They should resume soon. They are slow at first and they will speed up. They slow down after a year and once they molt they slow down. Once they turn about two and a half or they aren't laying every other day, sell them for slaughter.
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Thank you will do with slaughtering, and they were laying in the morning, now its afternoon

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Thank you hope they lay soon eggs are too expensive to buy now a days

post #6 of 7
Buy started pullets at 6 months old. Well worth the extra money. They can start them better in big hatcheries. Not near the death loss and they are healthy to start with. I sell all I produce so we get ours still. They are running about $3 a dozen anyway you go about it.
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Most likely off their cycle or they maybe just slowing down due to weather. If you have lights on a timer they won't do it as bad. Start at 6am and go to 10pm.
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