Fed brewery grain, now no more eggs.....help

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bedheadchick, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. bedheadchick

    bedheadchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking for some help. My husband did some work at a brewery and brought home a barrel of spent brewery grain. Started giving to my chickens along with their layer crumble and scratch. After a few days the eggs stopped. I only gave the beer grains to them for about a week and then stopped. It has now been over a month and they still havent laid any eggs? Will they ever lay again? I know they are sensitive to changes, how long do I give them to get over the brewery grain before they go in crock pot??
     
  2. barnaclebob

    barnaclebob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have they started molting or do they have a light in the coop? Chickens can stop laying around this time for other reasons?
     
  3. bedheadchick

    bedheadchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only one has started molting. They are all less than two years old. And they all stopped laying at the same time. I dont have a light on yet. Weather has been really nice and warm. I guess it is starting to dark earlier. I am just shocked that they stopped when I started the brewery grain.
     
  4. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless the brewery grains were moldy I don't think that is the problem. Do they get outside during the day to lay elsewhere? Has there been an upset in the coop a predator hanging say. Maybe if you have a small flock something is taking the eggs. Some dogs have been know to develop a taste for eggs. Not all molts are, throw off the old coat at once, some are very subtle. Just some things to check off.
     

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