chicken won't lay eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicken and duck man, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. chicken and duck man

    chicken and duck man New Egg

    Aug 27, 2010
    help. My silikie chicken won't lay any eggs. she lays an egg every two weeks and when she does the shell of the egg breaks. she is about a year old and she is penned up with a silikie rooster because she fights with the other chickens.
  2. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2008
    San Antonio
    What is she being fed? It sounds like her diet lacks adequate calcium. Oyster shell in a seperate container should take care of that.
  3. chicken and duck man

    chicken and duck man New Egg

    Aug 27, 2010
    i feed her the regular corn feed you would buy at a store.
  4. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    That sounds like scratch and is too low in protien (and other things) to be a good diet for chickens. They love the stuff, but it's like letting a little kid eat nothing but cake and candy. Put her on layer feed or grower and also put some oyster shell (it's cheap) out free choice so she can build her calcium stores back up. She's in real danger of an infection (it can kill them) if one of those soft shell eggs breaks inside of her. She's also way more likely to have a prolapse since it's harder on them to pass a soft shelled egg then a regular one.

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    Last edited: Aug 27, 2010
  5. tarheelmama7914

    tarheelmama7914 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 27, 2010
    Claremont, NC
    hmmm wonder if that is why ours that still lays one a day keeps being broken.

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