Desperate

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by eight chickens, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. eight chickens

    eight chickens New Egg

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    Hello, we have been raising our chickens well this their second summer with us. We enjoy them so much :) but for some reason they have all but quit laying. At first we thought it was the heat high 90s now the weather should be cooling down soon we are wondering if we are in need of changing something or if this is normal process for them to stop laying for awhile. I have changed the feed thinking that would help but did not. Thanks :)
     
  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and welcome to BYC! Is it possible that they could be molting? You can post in Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying and folks there should be able to help out. Best of luck with your flock and thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
     
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    At 2 years they should have a lot of more eggs coming.

    IMO stress would be the most likely cause. And right now Molt is the top of the stress lists.

    Be patient and they should start to lay again for you.
     
  5. TurkenMomma

    TurkenMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls stopped laying for most of the summer. Seriously it was weeks before we saw an egg from any of them. I was getting concerned but then the cooler weather came and production has improved!
     
  6. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    Heat will kill a hen's production quickly. Once it cools (and stays cool) they'll return to more normal production.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Most chicken breeds can handle cold much better than heat. Are you helping them deal with the heat by providing lots of shade, real or manufactured ? Plenty of cold, clean water. Shallow pans of water so chickens can stand in it and cool their feet. Cool feet = cooler chicken.
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome. Pleased you joined our community! Best of luck to you and your flock!
     

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