Hens still not laying...helppppp-puck...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by efxjay, May 11, 2010.

  1. efxjay

    efxjay New Egg

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    Hi ya'll,

    I wrote a bit back about two 14 mos. old Red Stars we got that laid the first day we had them and have not laid since. It's been over 4 weeks. Does it take them this long to adjust to a new environment? Will they ever lay again? They got a cozy coop with all the necessities and a great area to free range during the day. They're eating their laying mash and water, and look healthy, fat and happy.

    Thoughts...
     
  2. greenpeeps

    greenpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they molting?
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Check around, they may be hiding their eggs in the field.
     
  4. turtlebird

    turtlebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that was my thought also, perhaps they have a secret stash of eggs somewhere in the yard! [​IMG]
     
  5. detali

    detali Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are there snakes around? or some other thief?
     
  6. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    or are they egg-eating?
     
  7. skyblues22

    skyblues22 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have heard about hens doing this, it's called "egg binding", you are better off to google it to find the remedy. Hope this helps in some way.
     
  8. MiniBeesKnees

    MiniBeesKnees Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd guess they are laying them somewhere in the yard or where they roam. It seems unlikely that all of them would get bound. I would not be surprised if snakes or some other creature was feeding on them. Have you tried locking them up for a few days to see if any produce an egg?
     
  9. minifarmgurl1

    minifarmgurl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my golden comet hens have also all of sudden stopped laying...im in indiana so idk wsup with these girls
     
  10. the4heathernsmom

    the4heathernsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep mine are on strike too don't know!!!!![​IMG]
     

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