Hens not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by aglosser1117, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. aglosser1117

    aglosser1117 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 two year old White Leghorns, 3 one year old Barred Rocks, and a one year old RIR. All through the winter were getting 7 to 9 eggs a day. The last month were getting 2 to 4 eggs a day and White Leghorns are having a lot of soft she'll eggs. They have oyster she'll available at all times We feed layer pellets. Any ideas? We're fairly new to this chicken business!
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Its normal for them to slow down for a short-----maybe a few weeks. I had a problem with the white leghorns softer shells but not "soft" shells. I force fed(mixed some with their feed----mine were separated) them ground oyster shells for a 2 to 3 weeks and it straighten that out. Had to do it again in about a year---only a couple were laying eggs softer----on the tip end mainly----but it worked out good.
     
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  4. aglosser1117

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    Thank you! I'm hoping they're just taking a break. After laying all winter, guess they deserve one!
     
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