egg laying

  1. NatureGirl74

    Hen stopped laying

    I have a 2 year old RSL. She hasn't laid an egg in over a week. I felt her abdomen, and it doesn't feel like there's an egg inside. Nothing has really changed. I put our peafowl in the run several weeks ago because their pen was badly damaged by really strong wind. We just got that pen back up...
  2. S

    Egg without bloom?

    I added four hens to my backyard coop. I am not sure of their breed. The farmer said they were a hybrid and they are docile. They are about 1 year. We are offering organic layer feed. We were told they may not lay for a few days due to stress, however we have gotten a few eggs. The eggs appear...
  3. K

    Not sure why my chickens & ducks aren't laying?

    This has been an ongoing issue. My 3 chickens have been unreliable with laying for months, sometimes almost going a week without one. Since spring has started to return, we've started to see about 1-2 eggs a day now. I have 3 new adult laying muscovy ducks. They arrived 2 weeks ago. So far...
  4. Mollieb713

    Soft shells in mature duck

    My female duck has been laying soft shell eggs for about a month now after a really cold winter. It's finally been warm for a steady 2 weeks though and when nothing changed I've began to get concerned. It is her first mating season since I added a male to my flock, however she doesn't seem to be...
  5. Coop deGrace

    Best BANTAM breeds for egg laying?

    Hopefully this is the right sub-forum for this. With feed and bedding prices going through the roof, I would like to go in the direction of bantam breeds instead of full-sized fowl. I enjoy having the chickens around and enjoy "interesting" chickens rather than the typical plain white or red...
  6. buffy-the-eggpile-layer

    Older ISA Brown Quit Laying

    My 3 y/o ISA Brown, Buffy, has stopped laying and her comb and wattles are pale. Beyond that, her energy and appetite are good, no swelling in her abdominal region, and her poops look beautiful lol. She's not spending any time in the nest box like she's trying to lay either. Should I be...
  7. MaybeMay

    Hen has only ever laid 1 egg in 7 weeks. Help!

    Hello everyone. I have an odd situation going on with my blue Australorp Blueberry who is nearly seven months old. She laid her first egg just over 7 weeks ago and has not laid since. We did have to take her rooster buddy away a couple days afterwards as he finally started to crow and we can’t...
  8. Crazychickengirl2

    egg laying

    So in the winter our chickens mostly stop laying but we want them to keep laying.is there any way to keep them laying???
  9. katie_94

    Besides fake eggs and golf balls, what else have you used that worked to prevent a nesting box war?

    I'm trying to deter my girls from favoring one nesting box and I've read that this can be prevented using fake/ceramic eggs or golf balls but I have neither! If I don't have to buy some, what else can be used that is just as effective? That's if I have it readily available lol. If I don't, I'd...
  10. H

    Hen won't eat oyster shells - continues to have very thin egg shells

    Hi everyone, I'm concerned about one of my chickens and I'm not sure what to do to remedy this situation. She lays eggs with very thin shells. The eggs are also gigantic. It's almost as if there would be enough calcium to create a thicker shell, but because the egg is so big it's stretched...
  11. tabs_flock

    Not So Many Eggs?

    Hi hi! I think I know the answer to this but I need a gut check from the more experienced community. I have three 9-month old hens, a black Australorp and two red sexlinks. Three weeks ago, the australorp went broody. She wouldn't leave the nesting box and kept taking all the eggs laid by the...
  12. Countryhippie

    Double Yoke Eggs

    Hello everyone. I had a quick question regarding double yolk eggs. Every time I get an egg from one of my hens they come out with two yolks. Is this okay for her or is it going to hurt her? I was just wondering if there was something I was doing or feeding them that causes this? I do feed my...
  13. spiritpots

    Pullets laying outside of the coop - what to do?

    I hope someone can help me as I have not had this problem before! I have four pullets and a couple have just begun to lay over the past three days. Although they have been checking out the nesting boxes in the coop, they have started laying their first eggs outside in a corner by a tall wooden...
  14. Countryhippie

    ASAP - Questions About Early Egg Laying

    Hello everyone, So on August 5th, 2021 I adopted 6 supposedly pullets, but two turned out to be roosters. That makes my flock 2 Roosters and 4 Hens. So far no issues with aggression between the roosters, one rooster is mating with the hens however. My hens are only a little over 15 weeks and I...
  15. S

    Switch Feed if Chickens are not Laying?

    Good morning, I have eight, twenty-six week old Faverolles and live in the Finger Lakes region of central New York state. The ladies have not yet laid any eggs and based on what I've read on this, and other forums, it is likely that they will not lay their first eggs until spring. They are all...
  16. T

    Calcium deposits?

    Hi all. I have 13 hens. 6 are currently laying, the others are just about ready. One of my hens (black star chicken) is all of a sudden laying these eggs (pic attached) with calcium deposits on the shells. I feed 16-18% protein organic layer feed from scratch and peck feeds with Kalmbach...
  17. MapleValleyAcresPoultry

    What is the best Turkey breed(s) for eggs?

    Hi all, I need to get some partners for my tom, but what breed(s) of turkeys are the best layers? I really want to get either Bronzes, Narragansets and Slates, but what do you all think is the best breed for egg laying? That's what I'm going off of. Egg laying ability. Just please don't say...
  18. Crazy Duck Lover

    Got my first egg today!! I have questions though.

    Ok I am SOOO excited!!! I got my first egg today! WooHoo! I have questions about egg laying and all that stuff. 1 - All my girls hatched on the same day. When should I expect the other girls to start laying? 2 - The egg is a dark color with white splotches on it. How to I get white eggs? 3 -...
  19. G

    Can a chicken with a lame leg still lay eggs

    My 17 week chicken broke her leg a month ago. I took her to the vet and they placed her in a cast. The break is now healed, but she still has trouble using the leg (kind of hops and drags it behind her). I have been doing some range of motion movements twice a day as the vet recommended too...
  20. K

    Flock Egg Count Down Significantly

    Hi all, We have a flock of about 75 chickens, a few different breeds. Maybe 12 of them are about 2 years old, and the rest are a year to year and a half. We had consistently been getting 50-60 eggs a day for many months, but over the last 4 months or so this has dropped to an average of 24...
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