egg laying question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jwells84, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. jwells84

    jwells84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two red sexlink hens, one of which has started to lay eggs, she layed them for 2weeks, one a day. and seems to have stopped.. I have not had any in counting today 3 days..

    they have been staying under our singlewide trailer house more often(fixing that thisweekend) so I checked underthere No egg. Is it possible she has stopped laying for some reason.

    Her diet has not changed, except for maybe eating a bit more cat food...( they run the cats off of it,i've been tirng to not unpen the chicken till the cats are done) thanks for anyideas,

    I will be looking around for hidden eggs just incase she is hiding them from me.. anyway to prevent this??

    Thanks!
     
  2. redstar14

    redstar14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you had a temperature surge and are they free ranging
     
  3. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is not uncommon for a new layer. It takes a few months for a hen's system to get everything worked out so in the beginning odd looking eggs, shell-less eggs and irregularity are pretty normal. Keep an eye out for those hidden nests but I would not worry yet.
     
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  4. jwells84

    jwells84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes they are free range, No temp surge, it has been hot here all summer, however yesterday and today have been cooler. all the eggs I have found were normal, size shape good yolk.
     
  5. redstar14

    redstar14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quick weather changes sometimes make hens stop laying but they may be hiding their eggs
     
  6. jwells84

    jwells84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I were to leave them penned for a day or two, do yall think they'd still lay (assuming they are hiding the eggs) or would they wait till I turned them lose to go lay eggs?


    Thanks!
     
  7. redstar14

    redstar14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They'd probably if hiding eggs is the problem
     
  8. jwells84

    jwells84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok. I think i'll just leave them penned for a day or two and see what happens. thanks!
     

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