Originally Posted by MotorcycleChick
Yeah, I am doing everything "right". It is just her. When I adopted her, and 3 sisters, they were about 2 1/2 -years- old. Until about a month ago each girl gave me an egg a day, and once I got an extra. No exceptions, every single day. I give them layer feed, oyster, grit, vegetables, some fruit, cracked corn, fresh water (just started using ACV yesterday) ... I do NOT use a light to make them lay.
Nothing "happened" to make her do this. My only suspicion is that they guy WAS making them lay through the winter, and she is tired. That is why I think it will be okay after a molt. The irony is that while the others (her sisters) have slowed down, she is giving me an egg about 5 or 6 times a week. Very few have been soft shell. They are just light. In fact, they were light, and hard as a rock. Like the calcium in her body can't regulate.
Anyway, just too bad it was a wasted egg.
Red might find himself sitting at the computer for a few days. I can show him pictures of roasted and fried chicken. Maybe open the freezer, and show him Jack, Joey, Stew, and Pot Pie.
i am sorry i forgot to ask what kind of birds? they could be in molt. are they hatchery stock? we have chatted a bit and i know you know whats up
do you know what that birds poop looks like ? birds that have or can not regulate Ca. can suffer kidney or other organ failure. also could be as you mentioned light stress. if they were used to getting supplemental light and now none could be a stress factor.
the rooster pick him up hold him like a football and march him around his girls for awhile. if he attacks you kick him like a football then do the pick up trick. do it till he gets the message. if this trick fails eat him.