egglaying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickeneer45, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. chickeneer45

    chickeneer45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have had my chickens for three months now. one of the chickens laid an egg the first night i had her and she still hasn't laid one since. i m pretty sure she isnt molting. any help would be great
     
  2. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? What is their diet? Is there a light in the coop?
     
  3. chickeneer45

    chickeneer45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the one that laid an egg on the first night is at least a year old, she only eats normal food pellets and there isnt a light
     
  4. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she eating normally? Does her abdomen look swollen (could she be egg-bound)...
     
  5. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would double check for any hidden nests and also make certain they are getting enough protein and that they do not have mites. Those issues are all very common. Another factor could be that chickens need at least 14 hour of light minimum to lay so without a light in the coop many stop laying this time of year.
     
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