Hens Stopped Laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by countrykennel, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. countrykennel

    countrykennel New Egg

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    So this has probably been asked a million times before...
    I purchased two laying Plymouth Barred Rock hens off of Craigslist. The first day I brought them home they laid an egg. The next day nothing, and two months later still nothing. I understand chickens will stop laying if they're under stress and the stress of moving probably slowed egg production. However- it seems as though they would start laying again. They have a great coop, nesting area, and fresh food and water all day. There is really no predator threats as they are very secured. Anything I can do? Would introducing a new rooster help?
     
  2. countrykennel

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    One of the hens we purchased. She's about 2.
     
  3. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Hi CountryKennel,

    Sometimes the heat will slow laying down, but are you sure they don't have a spot hidden?  Two months does seem like a long time.
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2016
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Do they free range? I assume not, as you say they are 'secured'.
    Do you have other chickens and are they laying?
    What and how exactly are you feeding?
     

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