Originally Posted by Mouzekin
Hey folks! I asked this a few pages back but I think it got missed since it was the second to last post on the page
How long after a molt before a chicken starts laying? She started apx 2 months ago and has stopped loosing feathers and there are no bald spots left seems she's grown most back in. Just wondering if I'll ever get eggs from her.
Second, one of my EEers laid an egg that had a lot of dots on it(like calcification or something). And when I cracked it the white was really runny. Anyone have experiences with this? It was a same day egg. Am I missing something in their diet? I feed them layer feed, let them free range grass and bugs, BOSS, and occasionally scrambled eggs and shells.
Lastly, WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH THESE FLIES?!? I'm using DE and the fly strips and they are still bad! Anything else I can do? I clean the coop every 2-3 days.
Thanks in advance!
I really don't know the answers for you but ........
mine start back to laying within a few weeks after they quit losing feathers......
unless it's the colder months with short daylight hours.....
then it takes a bit longer
The dots on the egg shell are common and nothing to worry about
not sure why the runny whites......
usually get that with older eggs but the egg is still good to eat
Try ordering fly predators........they are tiny flies that eat big flies and/or the larva.
I also save my plastic mayo jars......drill holes in the lid
fill with bait or kitchen scraps, traps the flies
and then you toss it when it gets full or the bait goes stale.
hope that helps
I'm sure some of the other BYCers have better info