its hot...my girls don't seem to be eating - no eggs yet

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MzBalance, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. MzBalance

    MzBalance Out Of The Brooder

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    our RIR were born in April...they're free range, but we feed them in the morning and evening. They don't seem to be eating. It has been very hot and humid and we're hoping for eggs soon. Do I need to be concerned?
     
  2. nobodyherebutuschickens

    nobodyherebutuschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you making sure they have fresh, cool water at ALL times?
     
  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    My RIR was born in early March and hasn't laid any eggs yet. They are kept cool. I give my chicks vitamins, probiotics, extra protien, and ACV in their water every day. My RIR is getting ready though. I hear an egg song every once in a while. She actually is checking the nest box right now. I see her in there a couple times a day checking out the fake eggs.
     
  4. MzBalance

    MzBalance Out Of The Brooder

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    They have a water feeder and they drink out of the dogs water bowl...so, water seems to be ok
     

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