Hens quit laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Darcey7, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. Darcey7

    Darcey7 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 hens, 1 Dorking, 1 Austrolorpe, 2 Buffs, 1 Easter Egger, and 1 Cuckoo Maran. they were consistently giving me 5 eggs per day all through the winter, and for the last 3 days, NO EGGS. My first thought was predatory snake. But I have kept them in the chicken house which is snake proof, and still no eggs. I find it odd they would all quit at once. Any ideas? They eat NON-GMO layer feed, and there has been no change in anything!
     
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  3. Darcey7

    Darcey7 Out Of The Brooder

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    No, they are not frightened. 5 are 1 year old, 1 is two years old. I hand raised them all. They do not look like they are molting. One of the buffs is broody on an empty nest.
     

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