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dizease = no eggs?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by flockmarket, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. flockmarket

    flockmarket Out Of The Brooder

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    hey guys,
    so whats the probability that a dizease has gotten into the flock and kept my chickens from laying? i havn't had eggs for about half a year i believe. im starting to get angry. they look healthy, but i don't know what else it could be. it would just kill me to have to get rid of them.
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:A disease would stop your girls from laying but so will stress, molting, lice, mites etc...have you looked into any of that on them?? How old are they?
     
  3. Noobchick

    Noobchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Theres a permanent thread at the top of the Egglaying board that talks about all the various reasons why chickens don't lay. Might be helpful to you
     
  4. flockmarket

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    i have some pullets, a young pullet or old chick, and some older hens.
     
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:Have you looked for hidden nests? do they free range??? Every year I find 2-3 huge hidden nests in spots that are right under my nose-but would never think to look there!
     
  6. flockmarket

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    i don't know, i mean i often look but can't find any, when i leave them up all day i still can't find any... maybe ill take one more look! i found a secret nest with like 20 eggs before, so maybe its worth a shot. ... hmm.
     
  7. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are all molting. They cut way back and/or stop while they do that. I have 12 hens. Today I got three eggs. Some days there are none.
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  8. greycat

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    Just a thought here..............
    Do you have nesting boxes for them that is in a darkened area and off the floor?
    are the nests large enough? I have 2 sizes but they seem to prefer the larger ones. usually there are up to 3 hens at a time on a single nest. I use 15 gallon squat nursery pots for nests with a small bit of straw in the bottom. They love to get down in them so they can "hide"
    Hens do their best work in private

    I have seen cases where chickens that dont have a semi dark private area to lay will sometimes just drop their eggs on the ground and they will immediately peck and eat them shell and all and wont leave a trace.

    my chickens wont bother an egg if it is in the nest, but will instantly eat one that is not in the nest.

    It's a terrible cycle to break if they ever get started eating eggs. Its like a shark feeding frenzie - they will fight over the eggs.
     
  9. flockmarket

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    well i have a nice little nesting box i made the,. its elevated off the ground and really nice but i havn't seen the go in yet.. hmm. maybe they just need a really dark spot.
     

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