chicken won't lay

alabamachicman

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I have had my chickens for 2 weeks and only 1 of them is laying eggs. They have plenty of room and they look health. Feeding laying mash and crack corn.they have fresh water.their poop is watery too. Any suggestions.
 

sourland

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Change in environment generally causes chickens to stop laying for a while. Be patient, they will all start to lay eventually.
 

ChicknsRock

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Are your chickens molting? Chickens don't lay when they are molting feathers. How old are they?
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They may just not be laying because their surroundings are still new.
 
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Kelsie2290

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Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X5, chickens don't like change and when they are moved to a new home, they will often stop laying for a while, so you probably just need to be patient.. How many are there and how old are they? Here is a thread that covers a lot of the reasons why chickens might not be laying if you want to look it over in case something else might fit. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/423023/why-arent-my-chickens-laying-here-are-your-answers
Be sure to check out the BYC Learning Center, lots of good articles on all aspects of chicken keeping. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
And it is always fun to check out your state thread for chicken keeping neighbors https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/29002/alabama
 

gander007

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I have had my chickens for 2 weeks and only 1 of them is laying eggs. They have plenty of room and they look health. Feeding laying mash and crack corn.they have fresh water.their poop is watery too. Any suggestions.
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Yes I have a suggestion for you stop the corn and feed just Turkey Grow and Laying Mash
equally and if that is not working try putting your hen in a small cage to keep an eye on her ..

This will work as I have several 16 week old chicks producing about 4 egg's a week right
now but I will hold back on telling about how I raise them --- Trade Secret ....
 

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Welcome to BYC!

I agree, chickens that have recently been moved can stop laying for a while. And the runny poop can be from stress. Try to keep their environment as quiet as possible. Don't pick them up much for a couple weeks as this can stress them. Move slowly around them and don't be afraid to go sit quietly with them. Sit on their level on the ground, bring some treats and just give them time. They will come around eventually. Also, put some fake eggs in the nest boxes so they know where to lay when it comes time. A hen wants to lay her egg where another hen has safely laid hers.

Good luck with your new flock and welcome to ours!
 

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