Edenhope Farms New Member

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by edenhope farms, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. edenhope farms

    edenhope farms New Egg

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    Hi everyone,
    I am new to this site but have been raising chickens for about 8 years. We had a hurricane about a month ago and since then none of my chickens are laying. We went from 2 dozen eggs to 1 egg a day. What is going on???
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Stress will stop birds from laying. If they aren't comfortable and have experienced trauma, they can stop for a while. This is also a slow time of year for laying due to the shorter daylight hours. Some breeds will continue to lay on a slower basis and others can stop all together. You can try adding light to the coop to extend those daylight hours. 14 or 15 hours of daylight should kick start them into laying, however ALWAYS provide at least 8 full hours of total darkness for proper health. 24 continuous hours of light will kill them.

    Good luck and I hope you can get all this figured out soon!!
     
  3. AnimalsRmyLife

    AnimalsRmyLife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope you continue to have a wonderful time here! We're glad to have you join us!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. edenhope farms

    edenhope farms New Egg

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    Thank you all!
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Like TwoCrows said, stressed, unhappy, unhealthy or uncomfortable birds = no eggs. Make sure they have food, water, calcium, a safe, quiet area to lay eggs and plenty of room to roam around. This time of year hens will slow down anyway due to the darker days and colder temps.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on TwoCrows; the stress of the hurricane has put them into shock. With good care and a stress free environment, they will begin laying again. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  8. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If they haven't been laying for some length of time, they do not need layer feed or crushed oyster shell until they start up again. Otherwise they can have an overload of calcium that isn't needed for shell production.
     
  10. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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