chickens stopped laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 1ez, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. 1ez

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    After our chickens came out of the molt they were laying an average of two eggs per day for five chickens. This lasted for about one month, and for the last two weeks we have not gotten one egg. Nothing has changed in their lives, they still get fed the same, and they still wander around.

    Can anybody tell us what we can do? This was the first time that they molted.

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  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they have light for 14 hours a day?
    How cold is it? Mine have 'lightened up' the egg laying, but it is also 9 degrees here, so I would assume that has something to do with it
    Also, how old are they?
     
  3. 1ez

    1ez New Egg

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    They are about two years old. we live just outside of Phoenix, Arizona. But they are just getting sunlight.
     
  4. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there most likely molting
     
  5. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess it's the hours of sunlight.

    The good news is that we're on the upswing now! [​IMG]
     
  6. 1ez

    1ez New Egg

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    Would it help if I put on a light in the coup?
     
  7. rocmoc

    rocmoc Out Of The Brooder

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    1ez,

    We are near Tucson and provide 2 hours of additional sunlight in the evening & 3 hours in the morning (also keeps the crew warm). We have are getting 9 eggs/day our of 11 girls steady and some days 11 eggs out of the 11. Has to be the light as you are a little warmer than we are and most everything else very similar. I have 2-60watt bulbs burning in case one goes out. Doesn't take much. JMHO!

    rocmoc n AZ
     
  8. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] My hens have gone on strike for three weeks! we moved them into a large winter coop, have a red light on most of the time as it has been very cold in Mich. they do not like the snow at all. I let them out of the coop if it get around 35 but they stay very close and usually go under the coop about 8' by 16' . there is dirt maybe a few weeds under there. They are definitely not happy. Will they ever start laying again? Hopefully before spring.[​IMG]:hit
     
  9. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hip,Hip Hurray!!! and Merry Christmas, Our Golden orpingtons gave us 2 eggs today I think the strike is over. At least I think it was the Orps cause I went in the coop twice to day and both times an orpington was in the nest box. Yea!!!!
     
  10. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Raise the feed to 20% protein and likely they'll begin laying again.

    All our birds are still laying. [​IMG]
     

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