Anyone elses hens gone on strike?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Pumpkinpup, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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    My girls have just decided that they are not gonna lay. Not no, but HECK NO! [​IMG]
     
  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Mine too. Out of 10 actual layers, we got a whopping FOUR eggs today. I guess I wouldn't be in the mood to sit in a hot nest box on a day like today either!
     
  3. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmm that happened to me this past fall....
     
  4. Mak

    Mak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls are too young to lay, but the folks who we get our CSA shares from have a large flock of laying hens, and about 24 of them have been on strike for a few weeks. They think it's the heat.
     
  5. Dingleberry

    Dingleberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine went on strike last week. [​IMG] I think my telling them they weren't earning their keep worked because they went back to laying again [​IMG]
     
  6. chickenboy21

    chickenboy21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if your birds have been laying consistently for a few months o even a year it is normal for them to stop laying for a while and start up a few weeks later
     
  7. sdm1277

    sdm1277 Out Of The Brooder

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    not sure if it is the humidity but i went from 12 eggs a day to 1 to 2 eggs!!!
    i can't wait until my little ones start laying!!
     
  8. chickens rule123

    chickens rule123 Out Of The Brooder

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    our hens just started a few days ago we got to eggs in two days and they just stoped. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. grandads

    grandads Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep, 60 hens, 3 eggs today, down from 40 to 50 something a day.
     
  10. digger455

    digger455 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine stoped today. I have a dozen hens and only one egg a day. Course I was in and out of the coop all day. I did have 17 roo's down to 5 now. To hot to do more than that. Hope they all get going soon. The one started two weeks ago, a egg a day. 17 weeks old. Oh and by the way more roo's going Monday. Want to get down to two of them. The mellowest
     

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