Chickens are not laying

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by restlessjeani, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. restlessjeani

    restlessjeani New Egg

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    I have 4 silkies and a frizzler. Two of the silkies was laying and so was the fizzler but after we bright them home which they have a very nice pen with nests they quit laying. What do i need to do
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Chickens generally stop laying for a spell after being moved to a new home. The birds that you have are bred more to be pretty 'lawn ornaments' rather than producers of large numbers of eggs. They will lay again, but generally lay a clutch of eggs and then go broody.
     
  3. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. featherfella

    featherfella Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there,

    If your chickens are in a new coop it generally takes a few days to weeks for them to get back to laying again. But if your chickens were laying previously, I would say they will start laying this week. Also if you have ping pong balls but them in the Laying boxes because it encourages them to lay their.

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Golf balls work as phony eggs too, chickens aren't very bright. Silkies and frizzles are not the greatest layers but, they are generally very docile, and good with children.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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