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  1. chickmomma16

    chickmomma16 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens are a year old and only lay every other day.. What am I doing wrong? I feed them layer feed every morning and scrap every other day... They are having loose stools... Thought it might be the cabbage but I stopped that three days ago. What can I do?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
    What breed(s) are your birds? Different breeds have different production levels that can be expected of them - and even within breeds individual hens can lay higher or lower than that of the breed average.
    Have they always had this rate of lay or is this a recent change from a more productive pattern?
     
  3. chickmomma16

    chickmomma16 Out Of The Brooder

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    They are a mixed breed.... Rhode island with Americana. And I only have had them two weeks.
     
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. You may wish to consider feeding them only layers food for a couple of weeks - and give them constant access to it during daylight hours and see if things pick up. If they don't, then maybe its just normal for them.

    Best wishes

    CT
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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    LittleBrownie Queen of Stache

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined the site!
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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