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almost 8 month old chickens, none laying

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ghetto bird, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. ghetto bird

    ghetto bird Hatching

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    71/2 month old chickens, mix of breeds, bantam belgiun d anvers, leghorn, amerucana, have not started laying. They have a fairly stress free life, except for the occasional possum or coon attempt at breaking and entering, plenty of forage, feed and water. the range in the day, and ive looked everywhere for the eggs outside the coop. I also have one one and half year old cuckoo hen that stopped laying.

    I have 3 roosters, 2 bantam and one full size french copper maran. I know its too many roos, but they all get along so far, but could too many roos affect the laying?

    also, maybe for another thread, but my maran doesn't crow or exert any dominant roo traits. he too, almost 8 monts. the bantams go nuts:))

    any help? Im hungy
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

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  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! x2 on Sumi's advice.
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging 7 Years

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    [​IMG] do you have a lot of snakes in your area? They will swallow eggs whole so you wouldn't see any debris. Too bad you couldn't set up a game cam or some other type of camera to see what happens with your chickens.
     
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  6. micah O

    micah O Chirping

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    [​IMG] Are they really stressed from some thing.
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     

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