EE not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tarahharlin, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. tarahharlin

    tarahharlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our EE is 10 months old and stopped laying in late November and started back up mid January, which I understand is because of the lack of daylight. Once she started back up in January, she was laying several a week, but as of last week, she has stopped laying again. These are my first chickens, so I am new to all of this. I have checked her for mites/lice, but I don't see anything. I did switch brands of layer feeds about a month ago. Does this happen sometimes? Is it normal? Just curious if anyone else has experienced this.
     
  2. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    In the winter my hens will lay on and off so I think they are fine. switching feed may have something to do with it but I'm not sure.
     
  3. tarahharlin

    tarahharlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, good to know! I was hoping others had experienced them laying on and off too. This is my first winter with them, so wanted to check with others. Thanks!
     
  4. Chickenanigans

    Chickenanigans New Egg

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    I'm new to chickens as well, My EE laid her first green egg on February 6th and hasn't laid another. Is this common to go over a week without laying another egg?
     
  5. drewskimac

    drewskimac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep my hens laying all winter by giving them a cup of whole corn every day. NOT cracked corn, but whole corn. People may say "whoa thats really bad for your chickens!" but it's really not a lot of corn.
     
  6. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks for the advice!
     

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