EE stopped laying.... why?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HeatherTheMommy, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few girls in my flock are molting so im not getting many eggs at the moment. My all white EE took forever to finally lay. My silkie was even laying before her and all of my birds are the same age. She finally layed some greenish blue eggs but that only lasted a few weeks and now she has stopped. She is totally healthy and looks great. Shes the first to run out when i let them out each morning and shes eating and drinking fine. Why isnt she laying anymore?!?!?
     
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They aren't pez dispensers, and EE seem to be very inconsistent layers <3
     
  3. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She hasn't layed in over a month
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Are feeding a high enough protein feed? Are you giving too many treats? Could she be laying in a hidden nest?
     
  5. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed layer pellets. I don't really give them any treats. I haven't found any eggs anywhere. I let them free range some days but not everyday.
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Layer feed has the bare minimum in terms of protein. It may not be enough for your Easter Egger.
     
  7. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What can i feed that doesnt cost a ton?
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Grower, all flock, or flocker raiser, with crushed oyster shell offered separately. The higher protein content helps reduce the chances of feather picking and egg eating, helps to keep them laying in warm weather when they tend to eat less, and helps them feather in and recover from molts quicker.
     
  9. sawilliams

    sawilliams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give her a few weeks before you worry. I went through the same thing with one of one of my girls. She layed for 2 weeks stopped for 2 weeks then started again. Consider it a test run, chances are when she starts again the eggs will quickly get bigger and more regular and more pre week
     
  10. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. Some days i only get 3 eggs from my 11 hens. Yesterday i got 7 tho and i have one who is broody right now.
     

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