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Chickens not laying and almost 1 yr old

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dragonmorgan, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. dragonmorgan

    dragonmorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got our first chickens last May. So far we have only gotten 3 eggs and we got those last week with nothing since. The weather was really rainy and rough after those first eggs for I figured that was the reason for the pause but after 2 days of nice weather I am still not getting anything. The coop is fairly small and so is the run so they aren't hiding them anywhere and those 3 make me think that they aren't eating them (although if they are I have no idea how to tell since there is no evidence). Should I be worried about them not laying. I have 12 hens and 2 roos. They eat layer pellets and scraps.

    Do they have to have specific kinds of nest boxes or is there something else I am doin wrong. The 3 eggs I did get were fairly large (normal size eggs I would say), had hard shells, were normal shaped. I will be eternally aggrevated at myself if they have been layin eggs for months and I never got any of them. [​IMG] They also had a few little specks of red (I am assuming it was a little blood) in the white.
     
  2. SproutGuy

    SproutGuy Out Of The Brooder

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    A couple things to try-
    -A light on during the dark of winter helps.
    -give them vitamin D

    Also, I don't use layer mash. We sprout grains for our birds and add calcium (when the goats arent milking) and rock dust minerals.
     

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