All my chickens have stopped laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by acts4me, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. acts4me

    acts4me Out Of The Brooder

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    Not into egg sales.I just like the chickens. I started out with the Light Brahmas ( of which I have only nine in a 10X18 and have stopped laying as well) But I saw all the different breeds and started buying different ones I liked and my grandchildren liked and now I have raised them all up. I expanded my chicken yard as per what the local agriculture extension office told me. Four square feet of floor space and 12" of roost space per bird and I thought I was fine. I have no pecking issues no fighting issues. They all come home and go to roost every night. I have lost less than 10% of my total flock since I started raising them. I am wondering why there is so much conflicting information on run/house sizes? Thank you for your response (aart,lilbeastpdx) and help Does everyone think my run/house size is too small? Or could I be dealing with a nutritional issue? I changed my laying pellets to Layena yesterday to see if maybe that Country Acres just did not have enough nutritional value. I am free feeding and have oyster shell freely available. I change the shavings out twice a month and I clean my houses twice a month. I'm puzzled but I don't think overcrowding is my issue.
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    5x10 = 50 sq ft
    50 sq ft divided by 40 birds = 1.25 sq ft per bird
     
  3. acts4me

    acts4me Out Of The Brooder

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    That is just the house they have 160 square foot of run as well. I guess I should have known when I was attacked in the beginning that I was not going to get any help. I understand the optimal size of the coop/run Aart I know how to add but thank you for the math lesson.
     
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    acts4me Out Of The Brooder

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    Mods please delete my thread as I am finished with this site. There is no need to attack someone for asking a question.
     
  5. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    I know my girls lay better when I supplement more protein into their layer food... We have had a drop off of eggs as well due to our weather..... But not completely... This might be something worth trying maybe....
     
  6. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    As you become aware of the community you will learn personalities of some of the members. Aart is always a facts and figures kind of guy... Don't think he's trying to be mean... Good luck with your girls.
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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  8. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom


    Haha!! I thought that for a split second before I posted it!!!!! Should have went with my gut.
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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  10. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom


    Good advice but it gave me something to giggle about.
     

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