hens not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicken_newbie, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. chicken_newbie

    chicken_newbie Out Of The Brooder

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    have 1yr old hens 2 started laying right away after move to new environment
    other three not
    its been 5 weeks since arrival
    any ideas
     
  2. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    Is it hot? That can stress them so that they stop laying.
     
  3. chicken_newbie

    chicken_newbie Out Of The Brooder

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    it varies its western new york weather today 66 saturday 88
     
  4. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    Well the only thing I can think of is they are taking a break [​IMG] Do they get enough layer feed?
     
  5. chicken_newbie

    chicken_newbie Out Of The Brooder

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    yeah i think so
    very large self feeder (home made design) inside and bin outside
    change water every day if not every other
     
  6. chicken_newbie

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    found out today previous owner was feeding a 16% layer crumble
    and i had bought a sunfresh pellet:([​IMG]
    sunfresh had higher salt and 3 other ingredients
    changed feeder and a feeding frenzy ensued
    hopefully will help other 3 start laying
     
  7. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    Well, I hope that helps and gets them laying again [​IMG]
     
  8. chicken_newbie

    chicken_newbie Out Of The Brooder

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    hope so 2
    they were still eating out of 2 feeders when i came in
    i will also be installing 2 more windows in shed/coop next week
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. chicken_newbie

    chicken_newbie Out Of The Brooder

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    another ????
    should you leave a light on in the coop at night in the summer
     
  10. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    For them to lay? No, the light they get during the day should be enough, leaving a light on at night will probably keep them up and cause there production later on to burn out faster.
     

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