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FeyRaine

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They could still be getting used to their new home.
2x , might take an entire week, esp. w/ now these storms.

re egg eating they told you about, I'd also be sure to show them the oyster shell dish, maybe they didn't have that where they came from?
 

luluann

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I was trying to look on here regarding the egg eating but for the life of my could not find it. I had remembered someone saying it was some sort of deficiency but could find where I read it. I am going to wait till they start laying to do the golf ball thing anyways. My oeg hen isn't even laying. I brought that pair into the house. There pen isn't done yet. We have to finish it when it is not raining.
 

GableBabble

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Ok got a question need a answer. I got some laying hens like a year old and a half. The people I got them from said they was laying really good... but I have had them for a few days and they are not laying. I am just unsure why? Any ideas?
It can take a week. Just give them time. When you move chickens sometimes they will go off. :eek:)
I appreciated having a local support system.
Me too. Maybe at some point they might feel welcome back.
I would be interested in some amerucana pullets if they are blue egg layers. I have a couple blue legged roo's that i would like to breed but idk if they came from blue brown green or white eggs.... THANKS McMurray
I can add you to the list, and let you know as I hatch some. Mine lay a range of mint green to blue in one pen, then a bright green to olive in another.
I am hoping. Also was told 1 of the 2 eat their eggs. I am thinking golf balls will work for breaking that?
I had a hen who ate eggs. She joined the bug control patrol in the yard. I tried many things, nothing seemed to work. Sorry can't help you on that one.
 

tnchickenut

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Ok got a question need a answer. I got some laying hens like a year old and a half. The people I got them from said they was laying really good... but I have had them for a few days and they are not laying. I am just unsure why? Any ideas?


Sometimes the move stresses them out and they take a while (week or so) to settle in. But also flip them upside down and check they abdomen for mites. (it is a favorite spot of theirs to hide) They can be healthy and just have mites and they won't lay because of the itching. If they do have mites, my favorite remedy is ivomectin pour on. Couple drops on their skin and the mites die. It has to be re-applied as needed, but it settles it immediately. Seeing how you just got them... if it is mites, better get them sooner than later. They will live in the coop's walls and bedding.
 

tnchickenut

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It could be a deficiency of one of them accidentally broke an egg and decided the yolk tasted good.


Yes, this is true. And once a hen sees a hen eating a egg, they all try it. If that is the case, I can't help you... I have never successfully broke a egg eater. I have not tried too hard, though because I have only had a couple in mixed up flocks do it. Sometimes it isn't so much a nutritional thing as it is simply one broke once and they like the flavor.

I lean more towards them just needing to settle in. Adding calcium (oyster shell) in their coop as a free choice additive wouldn't be a bad idea either. The shells will be harder, and if they are eating them, this will make them harder for them to break.
 
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