Help -- NO Eggs

ametauss

Songster
11 Years
Aug 20, 2008
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Shepherdsville, KY
I got 4 supposedly laying hens two weeks ago and I free range with an open barn for cover/laying....

I have 3 that refuse to come into the barn and roost in a stand of trees on some rotting logs and one comes in....

None are laying.... Any clues?? I also have several roosters of various ages due to the straight run thing... boy I hate that....

Thanks,
Ann Marie
 

Dar

Crowing
11 Years
Jul 31, 2008
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31
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they are probaly laying their eggs in a secret stash somewhere around the yard...

I would keep them confined to the coop for a few days making sure there is enough light to keep the laying cycle normal ...this may also help with the problem of them not coming in to roost for the night
 

Mrs.Puff

Songster
11 Years
Apr 16, 2008
627
3
151
Southern Iowa
yep-- you should confine them. Or maybe they got stressed out when you moved them from their previous location. They will stop laying for a time.
 

cmom

Hilltop Farm
12 Years
Nov 18, 2007
23,087
13,776
641
Florida
My Coop
I agree with the other posts. Either they are hiding them or just aren't laying. I agree too, confine them for awhile. When they go through changes such as a move and being intoduced to an already existing flock They may not lay for a month or more.
 
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