1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!
  1. dumplingirl

    dumplingirl Out Of The Brooder

    50
    0
    39
    Aug 10, 2014
    my 26 chickens arenot laying but 8 eggs a day and they eat allthe food help[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2014
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    20,561
    1,148
    391
    Jul 24, 2013
    Is it possible that they are beginnning a molt? Molting birds, birds finishing a molt, or birds about to begin a molt may stop laying, or won't lay quite as well.

    Is there any place that they could be laying their eggs and you can't find them? Free ranging chickens in particular will sometimes lay eggs in odd places and appear to not be laying.

    Also, do they all appear healthy? Birds that are sick or stressed out may not lay as well or stop laying altogether.

    Lastly, how old are they? Young birds (less than five months) won't be laying usually, and older hens (3 year olds or more) may not lay well either.
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2014
  3. dumplingirl

    dumplingirl Out Of The Brooder

    50
    0
    39
    Aug 10, 2014
    how long do they molt
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by