i have 7 isa browns. i bought them about 1 year ago as pullets, so they are about 18 months old. they were bought at 2 separate times from 2 separate places.
i usually get 2 eggs per day, but can vary between none and 3-4. i only got 7 eggs per day for a 1 week stretch.
i cant work out what else to try as to why they dont lay.
i have built 4 different houses for them in different places.
i am 100% sure there are no predators. there have been in the past for a few weeks till a house upgrade.
i have separated them in different places and times.
i have tried a mixture of different foods, vitamins and medicines.
i cant think of anything else to try in order to get them to lay.
since they have always been like that for 1 year, the problem is not seasonal.
i am in suburbia sydney australia so pretty good temps.
the only obvious thing i can see wrong with one of them is her crown is always flopped to the side. all the others look and act fine.
i had isa browns here about 4 years ago and they were fine, had to get rid of those ones then cause of building a new house.
one thing i wonder, is my mother always said if chickens play in the dirt too much they wont lay. though i cant find any info on the net to back this up. they do have access to play in the dirt. should i stop this access?
anyone have any ideas?