Great acting chickens, just not laying eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jungle2354, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Jungle2354

    Jungle2354 New Egg

    Apr 15, 2012
    Conway, South Carolina
    Well I got 8 chickens back in April of last year and they have grown up nicely. Up till now they haven't produced any eggs at all. We have 8 hens and 2 roosters, they have always stayed in the coop and run and have never been free to roam. About a month ago I thought maybe it was stress so I let them loose. They roam around all day and then go back in at night without any trouble. I been giving them laying mash and built roosts out of 5 gallon buckets and still nothing. Tonight I got home and a rooster had a hen pined to the ground and I think was trying to mate. Not sure though. Any advice would be helpful and very appreciated. My 11 year old daughter who I got the chickens for belevies that we will never see an egg and that the chickens are
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland

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