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Chickens not laying.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sbreen, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. sbreen

    sbreen Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in south Louisiana and have have 11 red sexlinks approx. 1-1/2 years. They have laid pretty steady till now.
    They just got finished molting aprox. 3 months ago. About 2 weeks ago I introduced 9 pullets to the flock. They were still laying aprox. 7 eggs a day. About 5 days ago they have stopped laying completely. I have not had one egg in 5 days. Any suggestions or things to look for to see what might be going wrong. Still using same food.
    (16% protein laying pellets). I had some chick grower left when I introduced the new birds so I mixed about 15LBS of that with 50LBS of the laying pellets.


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  2. ArcticMermaid

    ArcticMermaid Out Of The Brooder

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    I have read adding lights to the coop so they have at least 14 hrs of light a day will help. I would up their feed to at least 21% layer and add red pepper to it.

    It may also be stress from adding the pullets because now they have to work out a new pecking order.
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2015

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