Chickens totally stopped laying eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nbdk, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. nbdk

    nbdk Hatching

    Feb 19, 2016
    Hello, I have about 30 rhode island reds and buff orpington. They were all doing really well, laying around a dozen or so eggs a day,then all of a sudden they pretty much stopped .As of now they have not laid an egg in about 3 months.The chickens are about a year and a half old. I live in southern ohio, the chickens were free ranging throughout the pasture.they are not going through a molt, and I feed them pretty regularly along with fresh water at all times.Currently I have got them locked back up in my barn to see if I can get them to start laying again.I have done a lot of research on this and the only thing that I could think would stop them from laying is that I had a coyote problem in my pasture a few weeks ago and the coyotes got a couple of my baby goats and maybe a chicken or two.I was thinking that maybe the chickens were just stirred up a little,dont know for sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated.......Thanks a lot
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland

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