aint laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by davecash, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. davecash

    davecash Songster

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    my hens arent laying.. whats the matter?
     
  2. billson1

    billson1 In the Brooder

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    what are ou feeding them?how much light are they getting?they should have 14 hours,,and are they molting ?
     
  3. davecash

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    they have the choice to go outside or not, and their being fed a mixture of layer feed and crushed corn/scratch feed
     
  4. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

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    Nix the corn/scatch mix. It builds up heat, not so great for this time of year. It is a cold weather feed.
     
  5. davecash

    davecash Songster

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    alright, anything else i can do?
     
  6. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

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    first off, how old are they, are they young pullets, maybe they are not yet ready.
     
  7. davecash

    davecash Songster

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    no their older. they were around 8-9 months when i got them.. and the guy i got them from said they had just started laying. do chickens sometimes take spells where they dont lay?
     
  8. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
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    yes they do. If thet don't get enoughh light or when they are molting, and they may not lay as well when it starts to get cold and they are not getting enough light.
     
  9. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    How long have you had them? Could be they are still settling in? I know mine are just finishing moulting...eggs are starting to come again. ( FINALLY) Maybe yours are moulting as well? Also...I agree....stop ALL corn products in the heat. They need layer feed...and water...and of course a few veggies and fruit! LOL
     
  10. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:The heat can play a part in it too.
    Have you recently added to your flock?
     

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