In the Brooder
- Mar 29, 2020
I am a total newbie to chickens. I bought 4 lavender orpingtons that were three days old April 1 2020. They are obviously at laying age now. They look like they are ready to lay any minute but still nothing. One of them sits on ground like she is roosting when they are free ranging but I have not seen her go into nesting box. I have 6 total. two are too young yet .they were introduced second and the most recent additions that I got 2 months ago are the same exact age as my orpingtons. they are Austrolorps and one is laying a green egg every day. nobody else is. no hiding eggs - they have not laid a single egg. I had them on a high quality organic raw grain food all the way up to this month when I switched to Dumor layer pellets. I thought they were eating it like crazy but the laying austrolorp hen who is also the boss on the flock was just showing it all out of the pic pipe feeder with her head! so its all on the sand ground! I do not know what I am going wrong. I also supplement black sunflower seeds and I let them free range a couple hours a day.....they get ACVinigar and garlic in water. should I change food back to grower?