My 11 mo old barred rock hen hasn't laid any eggs ever since I have had her for almost 2 months now. I don't think it's stress, so I would think it's this crazy weather we have been having. I already had crocuses bloom and lettuce popping up in my garden which all just got killed by the frost. I can only imagine what it is doing to the birds systems.
I would add that this is a perfect time to worm everyone. You may find that has contributed to the problem. Our entire group (eastern tennessee thread) did a worming and every one of us saw an increased production within 3 days
My stopped laying when they were not eating as frequently. I stopped giving them wet mash as treats and they stopped laying. Those spoiled babies!
I didn't get hardly any eggs for 1 1/2 months.
I started the wet mash again 1-2 times a day(4 cups for 8 chickens) and they are almost back to normal. They lay almost everyday.
It could be the light change, stress, lack of protien, or maybe they are just taking a break. My girls will sometimes take a long break(usually broody), but I would be concerned if they all were not laying.
I was looking for some info on worms. My hubby got me 3 chickens for Christmas, I know, he such a romantic
I noticed they had worms after the first day. We used wazine on them and again couple weeks later. The droppings seem to be clear of worms now. But...
I am wondering about eating the eggs.... Is it safe to eat eggs from a chicken with worms. I'm just so grossed out I don't know if I can. Plus can we eat the eggs from them after they have had the wazine?
They have yet to start laying, I feel like we are doing something wrong. I Can't wait to see just one lil egg. Even if I can't eat it.