Hi from Kilmore , Victoria

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Whitehouse10, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. Whitehouse10

    Whitehouse10 New Egg

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    I have just inherited 5 chickens and apparently they have gone off the lay.
    Is there anything I can do to promote laying lm VERY new to all of this.:)
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    [​IMG] do you know their age? a new home can throw them off for a bit. and are you feeding laying mash?
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us! A stop in egg laying can be because of molting or stress (caused predators, disease, overcrowding, a new environment, etc.). I'd check your flock for mites/lice, make sure they don't have any disease, keep/begin feeding them good-quality layer feed, and just let them be. With luck, you'll be getting some beautiful, tasty eggs soon.
     
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    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Lots of good advice was given here. Good luck on your new hens and enjoy BYC!
     
  6. Whitehouse10

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    Thanks for advice , question what is laying mash. we are actually running a brood mare property so the chickens are just an interest for me to have on the side.
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Layer is a type of chicken feed formulated to meet the nutritional needs of Laying Hens, mash is the shape of the feed (more or less a powder, they also usually come in crumble and pellet forms). You should be able to find some brand of it in most any feed store. Do you keep your chickens cooped up or are they free range on the farm?
     
  8. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    do you buy feed for them? it will say laying on it. i dont know the ingredients in it but it stimulates them to lay. theres a lot of different feeds
     
  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  10. Whitehouse10

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    They have a large open area that they can roam around in and then the coop for laying .
    We have to keep them fenced off from the horses but they do have more than enough room.
    Thanks for the advice I will go to the grain store and speak to them. Big learning experience for me
    But looking forward to the first egg I can collect from my rascally chickens :)
     

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