changed nest box straw?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JPF92788, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. JPF92788

    JPF92788 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 4, 2009
    so i cleaned out my coop and changed from straw to pine shavings since its all i had. since then i have gotten one egg. i have 2 hens that are laying, a RIR that lays once every 3-4 days and a black start that lays about 5 times a week. could this trigger them not to lay? i know one or two of my hens may be molting but i suspect they are the 6 month olf black australorps since the feathers are under where they roost. should i put straw back in? also i had ran our of layer crumbles for 3 days and they got scratch, with some layer pellets mixed in. now are back on layer crumbles.
  2. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    My girls seem to prefer the pine shavings. [​IMG]

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