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Few eggs lots of "Poo"

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Celticwarmaster, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Celticwarmaster

    Celticwarmaster New Egg

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    Hi
    As I'm relatively new to keeping chickens I wondered if anyone had some suggestions. My little flock of 6 hens over the last week and a half have begun to do rather large amounts of Poo and coupled with this their laying habits have dropped off badly, like down from a regular 5 a day average to 2 day before yesterday and 1 yesterday.
    I have been treating the oldest hen (about 13monts) and another younger one for scaley legs, but other than that tey are fine.

    The weather has gone colder as the seasons ends but I would welcome any advice.

    Tom
     
  2. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Celticwarmaster, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined us. I can't really think what it would be - the annual molt will slow down or even halt egg production...but chickens don't usually molt until their second fall (if what I understand is correct). Have you introduced any new birds recently? Anything that stresses them might cause a drop off in egg production. Good luck to you.
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] This is a new one for me... Have you checked their poo for worms?
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Sometimes temperature changes can alter egg-laying behavior. If your birds are a year old they may be molting - are you seeing feathers laying around?
     
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    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. :thumbsup
     
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    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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