Chickens not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Andraea004, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. Andraea004

    Andraea004 Just Hatched

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    I have 4 laying chickens but for some reason they have not laid any eggs in almost 2 weeks. They are all under a year and 3 of them just started laing in july. If anyone could poosibly have a clue or reason why they would possibly stop laying. Any advice would greatly be appreciated
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Many hens stop and start throughout the laying season. Some hens, mainly sex links will lay almost everyday, but most will take small breaks here and there. Things like weather changes, feed changes, and disturbances can disrupt laying and cause them to halt.
     
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  3. CaitlinM

    CaitlinM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am having the same problem right now! I've actually been wondering if something has been taking my eggs?!
     
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most pullets are indiscriminant layers in their first year. They can lay varying sized eggs. Lay for a few weeks the stop and start again. Its just their bodies getting lined out to go into egg production.
     
  5. Andraea004

    Andraea004 Just Hatched

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    I was thinking the same thing lol..i did finally get one egg to today. Yesterday i gave the some vitamins and electrolytes and maybe that helped idk.
     
  6. Bree71

    Bree71 New Egg

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    My 2 yr olds stop laying completely at a year and a half. No clue as to why .. Any ideas?
     
  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    What breed?
     
  8. Bree71

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    Black sexlinks and silver laced wynendottes. Pardon the miss spelling there.
     
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    Bree71 New Egg

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    Black sexlinks and silverlaced wynendottes.
     
  10. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sex links can often burn out and quit laying after two seasons. Wyandotte can be sporadic layers. Stopping and starting, I haven't found them to be a very productive breed, but some varieties are better than others. This time of year many stop laying to molt. I find feeding a bit higher protein ration can help optimize production. 18-20% protein, with oyster shells free choice for any extra calcium needs.
     

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