15 Month Old Hens Not Laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenman111, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. chickenman111

    chickenman111 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 17 hens. 9 Dominiques, 8 Rhode Island Reds, and they haven't layed any eggs for 7 weeks. I did get 1 a week ago. Their 15 months old. They had lost back feathers from roosters mounting them and I switched them to eating mainly fodder ( half barley half field peas ).Once they starfed eating fodder they began growing feathers back. Now their feathers are grown back and only the 1 egg.
    Should I give them sunflower seed fodder, more calcium. please help.
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    What is fodder?
     
  3. chickenman111

    chickenman111 Chillin' With My Peeps

  4. Peplers chicks

    Peplers chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Man oh man, that is why I like this site, always something to learn, thanks for this fodder bussiness
     
  5. Peplers chicks

    Peplers chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Please, what kind of seeds is used, it looks like sunflower seeds
     
  6. chickenman111

    chickenman111 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know that sunflower seeds are used. you can also use barley, peas, wheat, and just about any other grain.
     
  7. Peplers chicks

    Peplers chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    thank you very much.
     
  8. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It seems pretty clear that your chickens are molting. I do not think the change in feed caused the feathers to grow back. You just changed feeds in the middle of the process.

    You said it has been 7 weeks without eggs (except 1 egg). Hopefully your hens will soon start laying regularly again.
     
  9. chickenman111

    chickenman111 Chillin' With My Peeps

    thank you
     
  10. chickenman111

    chickenman111 Chillin' With My Peeps

    If y'all need some more tips on the fodder just ask.

    Thank you all very much for your help.
     

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