20 HENS and no eggs in over 3 months

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by amyandkids, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. amyandkids

    amyandkids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is anyone else having or ever had this problem? I have austrolorps, giants, deleware that are 91/2 months old, R.I.R., polish, white rock, E.E.s that are about 1 year old, and mixed breeds that are 1 1/2 years old! Now my husband says it doesn't make sense to pay 80.00 a month and get no eggs to eat or sell, so he wans to send ALL of them to freezer camp, I do eat my chickens but I want to keep the ones I have, so if anyone knows of a magic potion to get them going please let me know, or if you have had or do have this problem you can vent here so I know im not the only person on the planet who has a collection of broken chickens LOL!!!!! Thank you!
     
  2. amyandkids

    amyandkids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    also no egg eaters I left 2 duck eggs in there for 2 days and they were untouched, they do free range but they don't go far from the coop and im out there with them when they are out so they aren't hiding them anywere!
     
  3. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they eating enough calcium/ vitamins, has there been a trauma like an incident with a dog or fox, has it been very cold or hot or windy? There are other causes for hens nota laying but a went with the most like under the circumstances
     
  4. amyandkids

    amyandkids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do live in florida but it has cooled of for the last few weeks, layer feed and oyster shell free choice, clean water all the time and poultry vitamins. they get veggies and some meat!
     
  5. amyandkids

    amyandkids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh and no stress or trauma, they are locked up at night!
     
  6. ShockValue

    ShockValue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they sing the egg song and squat for you when you reach for them?
     
  7. Chickens4life01

    Chickens4life01 New Egg

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    Mine are doing the same thing. Just the last 3 days, no eggs at all, and there is no secret nests anywhere?
     
  8. amyandkids

    amyandkids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nope they don't squat for me but they do for the roo! Only 1 of my hens sing the song but no eggs! No secret nests anywere or my golden retriever would bring them to me LOL!!
     
  9. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    If you are free-ranging, you more than likely have a ton of eggs "hither and yon" all over the place!
     
  10. amyandkids

    amyandkids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no I had 1 hen that hid nests last year and my dog would find it everyday and bring it to me, we didn't train him to he just knows they go in the house!!! We have been testing him and hiding duck eggs, as that's all I get now and he finds them and brings them to me 1 by 1!
     

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