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11 month old hen only laying sporadically....

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Hi,

 

I have 2 BPR who have been very happy together since egglings! one of them lays everyday without fail... the other may lay two a week....they have been confined to their run and house for the last week, their run is a decent size with grass plenty of shelter etc etc..they were totally free range for a while because thats how i would like them to be, they are in the run until lunchtime, then let out to free range, but i needed to sort out just how many they are not laying. in this last week she has only laid one egg..

Eggs that are laid are mostly in the house within the nesting boxes, but sometimes outside on the ground. good quality eggs, no soft shells etc. 

They are fed a Happy hen free range feed, with oyster grit extra, ad lib food and water..some kitchen scraps.

 

Any ideas please?

 

Thanks.

post #2 of 2

How old are they?

You only have 2 birds?

Lock them in the coop only for a week to tell exactly who is laying what and to habituate them to laying in the coop nests.

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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