Chickens not laying:(

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by The Red Rooster, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    I have 4 chickens that lay eggs. The rest of them don't. One of them went broody but now she doesn't lay anymore. They all are about 2 of 3 years old. Not sure if thats when they stop laying.
     
  2. kyfarm

    kyfarm Out Of The Brooder

    they definately slow down at that age, they go broody dont lay, its too hot they dont lay, you change their feed, etc. molting may also come into play this time of year. most times one and 2 year old hens sell for normal current prices older hens are often discounted or at least should be by honest sellers after 3 + most hit soup pot aside from the ones that are "pets" alas such is the life of a chicken, turkey, guinea.... peafowl fair better in our experience. they live over 20 years and produce pretty well for many years.
     

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