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

    Feb 25, 2012
    South Alabama
    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

    Jun 5, 2012
    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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