Chickens not laying !?!?!

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  1. caitlincaldwell

    caitlincaldwell Just Hatched

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    I have 16 chickens 3 baby Easter eggers and an Easter egged rooster 5 Orpington hens 2 golden comets a few other breeds but anyways only one of my hens lays I've have them sense October 20 and have been on purina laying pellets so they should be laying clean home and fresh food and water everyday so idk please help [​IMG]
     
  2. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hi and [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us! Your hens might have stopped laying because a number of reasons: Molting, cooler weather, day light decrease, etc. A number of my hens have stopped laying as day light decreases. Just make sure they have layer pellets, water, a good warm place to lay their eggs, and calcium. I hope this helps you! Best wishes! [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    You've only had them about 20 days. How old are they?
    The stress of the move and the time of year (days getting shorter) is the combination that likely shut them down.

    Since they aren't laying eggs, I'd feed something other than layer feed. 4% calcium is too high for non layers.
     
  4. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    I forgot to say how moving can stress them, thanks! But more than likely, that is probably it. The chickens in the picture look old enough to be laying. But with the stress of moving it might take them a couple of weeks (or more) to get in the swing of things and begin laying.
     
  5. caitlincaldwell

    caitlincaldwell Just Hatched

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    Thank y'all ! I'll continue to wait then :)
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Caitlin Caldwell, and :welcome! Pleased you joined our community! You've received great advice already so I'll just say best wishes and thanks for joining our great site! :)
     
  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and Welcome. As others have stated. They are very likely stressed from the move, it can take up to 3 months for them to get back to their normal laying cycle.
     
  8. lilapot

    lilapot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, at this time of year, a lot of my hens stop because of molting or less daylight. That's what happened with my first two pullets. Took them three or four months because I got them when they started molting(which can be very light, you know.).

    Hope this helps!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to The Backyard chickens flock [​IMG]
     
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