i have a group of game hens and they wont lay

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicken pro, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. chicken pro

    chicken pro Out Of The Brooder

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    does anybody know why my game hens wont lay? they have been de wormed they eat everything and i feed them oyster shells and still nothing
     
  2. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    spring is coming, be patient
     
  3. RockerHen

    RockerHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? Did you raise them yourself from chicks or did you buy them as adults?
     
  4. chicken pro

    chicken pro Out Of The Brooder

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    I got them from a friend that had them as chicks they will be a year February 1st
     
  5. chicken pro

    chicken pro Out Of The Brooder

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    Don't they lay year round like laying hens?
     
  6. TXchickmum

    TXchickmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I, too, have an OEGB (2 years old) that hasn't produced an egg since August. She stopped laying when her little flock mate went broody. She appears to be very healthy. -eats very well, has plenty of spunk and energy - scratches around the lawn with the flock. -no signs or symptoms of any illness. -has confounded me. -other bantams are laying around 5 eggs a piece per week. -have also wondered if this is something specific to game birds.
     
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  7. RockerHen

    RockerHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had OEGB, and no, they don't produce like egg-laying specific breeds do, often not laying through the winter months, and resuming in spring. During their prime, they laid roughly 3-4 eggs a week. However, not being egg laying 'machines' increases their laying longevity: I had an 8 year old hen still giving me a few eggs during the summer.
     

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