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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TheOLDNewChick, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    Well. My girls (none of them) have laid for almost three months. I know the seasons are changing, but they stopped laying like, mid-summer. Maybe I'm just missing something, but. I don't have any egg eaters that I've seen. Alot of them are under a year and a half, so I know it's not molting. Now I'm blaming it on the the seasons changing. They've got great appetites...could there be something I'm missing?
     
  2. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Do you have them on layer feed or just regular chick feed! Layer will move them into gear!
     
  3. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    No, they're on layer.


    Like I said. Most of them are at least eight months old. They were laying GREAT, 6-8 eggs a day, until July.
     
  4. RickiHupp

    RickiHupp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sep 24, 2008
    Newark, Ohio
    Sounds to me like your chickens are on strike [​IMG]
    I have never heard that age of chick just stop laying and never start back up. Are you sure they are laying in a hidden nest somewhere? Maybe you could put a little video cam in there to see if one of them is eating the eggs? I really have no other ideas on why they would stop?? [​IMG]
     
  5. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    I have searched the coop and run from top to bottom.

    It's getting really confusing.
     
  6. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    Tucson AZ
    Do you remember if anything happened in July that was different for them?
     
  7. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Quote:Did the 4th of july scare them!
     
  8. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    Nope. They were steady until after the 18th of July.

    Nothing different...

    I would say it was the hurricanes, but they stopped laying before then.
     
  9. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Do they even act like they want to lay ?? Nesting ?? Chating up a storm ??
     
  10. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    Every great once in a while I'll hear them talking alot. But that's it.
     

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