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Have 13 chickens... They are about 16-18 week old Red Rhoad Islands. They were laying real good about 6 a day but now they have stopped... It has been raining a lot could this be why? What am I doing wrong? Do they need a perching log?
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I think you mean roost bars  - If they were laying so well before I doubt  that their housing is causing them to stop now. If they are laying for the first time -it takes while to get all the kinks out of their egg machinery. All pullets of the same breed do not generally start laying at the same time.

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Hi and welcome to BYC. I agree with DD.

 

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:welcome

 

They should definitely have a roost by now but birds that are 16-18 weeks old are still pretty young to be laying on a regular basis. Give them some time to fully mature.

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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:welcome you can also try posting in this forum: http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/18/chicken-behaviors-and-egglaying best of luck to you.

Elizabeth

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