Egglaying problems!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rjrinehart, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. rjrinehart

    rjrinehart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i got my hens 2-3 weeks ago. They are fairly big girls and I've seen them lay before. But when we got them I was only getting maybe 3 eggs the first week and this week only 2. I thought it was just stress of moving but I don't understand what's going on. It's been a good which since they were moved. They eat layer and corn. I've been trying to get them to eat oyster shell. What else am I doing wrong?
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    How many hens? 2 eggs/day or per week? How old are they? What breed? How much corn are you giving them? Are you giving them free choice on the layer? What is the mill date on the bag of layer?
     
  3. rjrinehart

    rjrinehart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like a week. Per 5 hens that are of laying age. I'm thinking that are between 1-2 years old. I've got 3 younger ones in here also. One of my young girls payed a tiny egg. It's half a bag of corn with a whole of layer feed. It's fairly new feed from a feed store.
     
  4. rjrinehart

    rjrinehart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also they are speckled Sussex
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Do you mix this all together?
    What's the protein percentage of the layer feed?
    (look at the tag sewn into the bottom of the bag)

    You're diluting the protein and the vitamins/minerals/amino acids required for good health and producing eggs.
     
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  6. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls BYC Fan Premium Member Project Manager

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    Throw the corn away.
    my personal opinion.
     
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  7. rjrinehart

    rjrinehart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know plenty of people who use cracked corn in their layer feed. We just got them about 2 weeks ago. I'm thinking it's more of the stress of moving plus being in the high 80s
     
  8. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls BYC Fan Premium Member Project Manager

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    my point exactly..most layer feed already has corn in it...they do NOT need extra corn.
     
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  10. rjrinehart

    rjrinehart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's perfectly fine. The layer feed I give them as no physical evidence of corn though.
     

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