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chicken on strike?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ginamomdoc, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. ginamomdoc

    ginamomdoc Out Of The Brooder

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    Our PR started laying about 6 weeks ago and was up to nearly an egg per day. Then out EE started 2 weeks ago, and a week later the PR just stopped. She is eating well and running about normally, no signs of being egg bound or otherwise unhealthy. They get layer feed, greens and treats daily and have access to oyster shell all of the time. Free range 4 times weekly for hours, and are otherwise in a 20x7 run all day. We have 2 hens and a little bantam, added 3 pullets a month ago and they are all getting along well. Do I need to offer her a raise and better benefits? Maybe a nicer office?
     
  2. greenmulberry

    greenmulberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wintertime, when the days are short, is always a weired time for laying.

    Chickens get their laying cues from the amount of light. As the days are getting longer, she will pick up again real soon.
     
  3. hisbride

    hisbride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we haven't seen an egg since about November:(
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    My BR laid for 2 weeks then quit. Not an egg from her in nearly a month. I'm hoping that she'll pick back up soon.
     
  5. snvaugh

    snvaugh New Egg

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    I've got a two yr old who hasn't laid since Last JUNE!!
     

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