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Chickens not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cp_30256, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. cp_30256

    cp_30256 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have about 20 chickens that are not laying. They are about 8 months old and none of them have ever layed an egg. What is going on? I've never had a chicken that didn't lay.
     
  2. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Could you give us a little more history on your girls?
    Did you raise them or buy them from someone else?
    What are you feeding at this time?
    Things like that will help us to give you some ides. Okay? [​IMG]
    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  3. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    What breed are they?
    How are they housed?
     
  4. Ms. Lewis Rich

    Ms. Lewis Rich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe this will help. My Grandsons Easter Eggers were about 8 month old this time last year and as soon as Fall came and brought cooler weather they started laying and have not stopped!
    I hope this is true because my 8 month old Coppers and BLRW have not laid an egg yet. LOL
    Good Luck
     
  5. cp_30256

    cp_30256 Out Of The Brooder

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    I hatched them myself and I have a roosting house. I have some RIR and some Orrpingtons. I feed them layer feed.
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2008
  6. Jubaby

    Jubaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they free-range? Maybe they have a hidden nest somewhere?

    I'd be ready to boil some hens! [​IMG]
     
  7. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    It is possible that they are just too hot, and will be laying soon.
     
  8. chickorama

    chickorama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes they hide the first eggs they lay for a few weeks. I suggest looking in all the nooks and crannies of your yard. You might be surprised!
     

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