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Help!

 

Everyone is on strike!

 

I have a pair of Campbell's that are 6 months old and the male has been mating with the female for a month now - She has not started laying.

 

I also have two female Pekins who are nine months old - has not started laying.

 

I have a pair of Crested Pekin's who are 2 years old (I just got them two weeks ago) - not laying.

 

I have one White Hybrid 300 who IS laying.

 

There is a six month old Muscovy male, and a four month old fawn runner, also a male.

 

They are in an enclosed area so I know they aren't laying eggs anywhere else.

 

I am getting one egg per day, and it's the White layer for certain (I know her eggs).

 

Thoughts?

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Originally Posted by KHoward View Post
 

Help!

 

Everyone is on strike!

 

I have a pair of Campbell's that are 6 months old and the male has been mating with the female for a month now - She has not started laying.

 

I also have two female Pekins who are nine months old - has not started laying.

 

I have a pair of Crested Pekin's who are 2 years old (I just got them two weeks ago) - not laying.

 

I have one White Hybrid 300 who IS laying.

 

There is a six month old Muscovy male, and a four month old fawn runner, also a male.

 

They are in an enclosed area so I know they aren't laying eggs anywhere else.

 

I am getting one egg per day, and it's the White layer for certain (I know her eggs).

 

Thoughts?

Loss of daylight most likely Probably next spring you'll have more eggs than you'll know what to do with. 

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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I would also consider temperature, changes in flock dynamics, too much mating as possibly contributing.  I found with my Runners that temperature matters more than daylight.

 

Right now, age is a factor - my Runners are closing in on six years old, and don't lay as much even in summer.  But between them and the Buffs and Black East Indie girl, we have more eggs than we need (so we share).

Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

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Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

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