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My two year old Red sex links stopped laying

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Hello,

    I have 6 red sex linked hens  and 4 have stopped laying. They are not moulting, they get Purina Laying crumbles, their combs are red, they are acting fine. I give them treats only once in a while.  Help

post #2 of 7

Has the weather turned really hot, suddenly? Hot weather can cause them to not eat much, and as a result, egg production can stop for a week or so. Once they adjust, laying may resume, or you may need to switch to a higher protein feed to make sure they are getting enough.

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They are 2 years old

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Thread Starter 

yes, It went from 50 to 80 degrees suddenly

post #5 of 7

Well, there you go. That is a massive change in temp. It's understandable that it caused physical stress on her system and she was unable to produce.

Be sure that there is plenty of shade accessible throughout the day, and that they have plenty of cold water to drink.

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Originally Posted by junebuggena View Post
 

Well, there you go. That is a massive change in temp. It's understandable that it caused physical stress on her system and she was unable to produce.

Be sure that there is plenty of shade accessible throughout the day, and that they have plenty of cold water to drink.

Agree, hit the nail on the head

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Thank you!

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