4 eggs now 2 !!! Help do I need Rooto Rooter????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by renewistrombaker, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. renewistrombaker

    renewistrombaker Chirping

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    I have 4 RIRs. (born 2/1/09) 3 of them have been laying for over a month, daily. The fourth one finally got a clue last week and I was finding 4 eggs in the nest but only 2 times (once on MOnday and once on Wed). SInce then, Ive only been getting 2 eggs a day !
    They free range all day, get layers crumbles and veggies and some scratch everyday.
    COuld one or two of them started laying in a hidden spot or are they clogged? They are acting normal and voracious eaters as usual.

    Is this normal??

    THanks
    Rene'
     
  2. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    They free range all day? How do you know they arent laying somewhere else?
     
  3. fasbendera

    fasbendera Songster

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    I agree with above post. They are pretty young and may not be trained to go in the nest box. Keep your eyes open.
     
  4. Maryallison

    Maryallison Songster

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    Hmmm, they could possible be laying somewhere else or maybe they aren't "regular" layers? Sorry I am not much help. I have bantams that do not lay every day. [​IMG]
     
  5. renewistrombaker

    renewistrombaker Chirping

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    They have a coop and private nest box and they have all been using it daily. I just realized they might be starting a moult? Its new to me but I did some reading after I posted. I let them out of the coop in the morning and close them up at night. I have a small backyard where they dust bathe, eat bugs and scratch around. They are very healty chickens. I just see that Im only getting 2 eggs now. Do they ever MOVE their laying spot even after theyve used the nest box every day? I guess that is my question.

    Thanks
     

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