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Chooks are off the lay?

post #1 of 5
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Hi All, 

My girls seem to be off the lay for the first time ever, and I'm not sure why? They are about 2 years old. I was getting between 4-6 eggs daily (6 chooks), but for the last few weeks I am only getting one every few days. It's been real hot lately (mid to high 30sC) but this is Karratha, and it's always hot. They kept laying all through last summer. 

Any ideas or suggestions?

post #2 of 5

I'm not too sure, but maybe this link to a variety of threads will help you out.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=reasons+for+non+egg+laying

 

Also i guess breed could play a part - some commercial layers are knackered at the end of 2 years.

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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post #3 of 5
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OK, thanks. I'll have a read. 4 of them are Isa Browns. I thought they lasted longer than that?

post #4 of 5
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Does any body have any other suggestions? I couldn't find too much in the other threads. I've only gotten 3 eggs from them since I first posted this :(  I'm a bit worried about the poor girls :hu

post #5 of 5

The heat can have an effect...even if it didn't last year.

Did they run out of water...even for a few hours? That can suspend laying, especially in hot weather.

We are just past the equinox, so maybe they are slowing down and getting ready to molt?

Do you free range...maybe laying out in range area?

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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