I give up

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pokey, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    Early in the spring I hatched blue Wheaton ameracaunas, next I hatched silkies, next yokohomas. None are laying.[​IMG] everyone is in a molt and last years hatches are molting still too. What is going on? N ever have I had results like this and for so long of time. I hardly get two eggs day.[​IMG]

  2. mtnhens4

    mtnhens4 Chirping

    Mar 12, 2011
    Western NC
    I am so sorry you are having such a hard time:hugs I've read that extra protein in their diet will help them get over their molt faster:confused:
    I hope they get over it soon so you can start getting some eggs.
  3. calicokat

    calicokat Songster

    Apr 2, 2009
    azalia, indiana
    When we stop getting eggs for seemingly no reason, it's usually because the hens have worms. You can probably do a search on here to find out more about it. It's easy to spot and treat, and we find our hens are laying again by the end of the week.
  4. sumner28

    sumner28 In the Brooder

    Sep 1, 2011
    Adrian, GA
    never give up:)

  5. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    Don't feel bad...mine are just coming out of their molt...I was lucky to get one egg a day, every couple of days. Now we're getting back into the swing of things & I'm getting...3! And that's out of 8 hens that are old enough to lay. Like I said, we're getting there.
    Sumner28 is right--never give up. You def have to learn patience with chickens!
  6. This reminds me of two years ago when all 14 of my girls went into molt at the same time! I was doing good if we got six eggs a week![​IMG] But I discovered that they don't molt forever, so don't give up. Adding protein does shorten the molt and when they start laying again, and they will, you'll be surprised at how much they lay. Eggs , yummy eggs.[​IMG]
  7. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    Quote:I worm /treat for internal and external parasites twice a year.

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