11 month old hen only laying sporadically....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by crumpy10, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. crumpy10

    crumpy10 New Egg

    Nov 19, 2014

    I have 2 BPR who have been very happy together since egglings! one of them lays everyday without fail... the other may lay two a week....they have been confined to their run and house for the last week, their run is a decent size with grass plenty of shelter etc etc..they were totally free range for a while because thats how i would like them to be, they are in the run until lunchtime, then let out to free range, but i needed to sort out just how many they are not laying. in this last week she has only laid one egg..
    Eggs that are laid are mostly in the house within the nesting boxes, but sometimes outside on the ground. good quality eggs, no soft shells etc.
    They are fed a Happy hen free range feed, with oyster grit extra, ad lib food and water..some kitchen scraps.

    Any ideas please?

  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    How old are they?
    You only have 2 birds?
    Lock them in the coop only for a week to tell exactly who is laying what and to habituate them to laying in the coop nests.

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