Hens stopped laying.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by J. At ChicChalet, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. J. At ChicChalet

    J. At ChicChalet In the Brooder

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    I have a flock of about 25 Rhode Island Red hens and 1 rooster. I own a small chicken buisness and incubate my eggs.

    But for the last 2 days they have not laid a single egg..

    Can someone help me PLEASE?
     
  2. Bluechick2u

    Bluechick2u Songster

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    Check the underside of their roosts tonight with a flashlight, if you see tiny tiny red dots moving around, its red roost mites and youll need to spray with permethryn spray tomorrow after removing all bedding and throwing the sealed beg into the trash. Repeat 6 days later. This time of year, if my birds stop laying, its from parasites every time. Also feed them extra protein if you find bugs, they sap the blood out of them like you wouldnt believe.
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Has it been hot outside?..Have they gotten spooked by anything?..
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    How old are your birds?
    Any changes in feed?
     
  5. J. At ChicChalet

    J. At ChicChalet In the Brooder

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    Well this is east Texas so it has been hot. I can't think of anything that would have really spooked them.
     
  6. J. At ChicChalet

    J. At ChicChalet In the Brooder

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    The birds are about 2 years old, and we have not changed there feed recently
     
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  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    What are you feeding?
    Might give them a dose of Sav-A-Chick electrolytes/vitamins to help with the heat.
    They also could be getting ready to molt.
    2 years old being... hatched in spring of 2016?
    How are they housed...free range or confined to a run or...?
    Could have had a predator scare that you are unaware of.
     
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  8. Flockandfowl46

    Flockandfowl46 Crowing

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    At 2 yrs old they may be affected by the heat but definitely check for parasites
     
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  9. J. At ChicChalet

    J. At ChicChalet In the Brooder

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    Does it matter what kind of flashlight. A led or a regular bulb light, or I even have a red bulb light.
     
  10. J. At ChicChalet

    J. At ChicChalet In the Brooder

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    If they have it do I have to worry about other of my flock getting it.
     
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