Just new, having egg problems..

Elite Silkies

Crowing
10 Years
Jun 17, 2009
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Oklahoma
My Coop
My Coop
First,
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were glad to have you here. Some members prefer you do a search of your problem first and then if you can't find the answer post your question.

We have several different sections/categories you just pick the appropriate one and post there.

But, what questions do you have? I'll do my best to answer.
 

medusabomb

Chirping
10 Years
Oct 7, 2009
16
0
80
My hens are laying erraticly! Ive researched the basics(feed is fine, noone stealing/eating eggs, noone moulting,no mites,no severe changes in weather/temp etc) Ill get 1 egg one day (from the 12 who should be laying) 9 eggs the next...then 4.. then 11..what gives?
 

medusabomb

Chirping
10 Years
Oct 7, 2009
16
0
80
Ive tried upping the protein, at another chicken persons suggestion, added scrambled duck eggs and some dried stinging nettle crumbles....increased after that, but I cant feed that every day! If they have free access to their food(16-17%) and are ranged to forage, shouldnt their protein intake be adequate?
 

RedStarDaddy

Chirping
10 Years
Aug 18, 2009
154
1
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Hi, MeBo. Welcome to the site.

How long have they been laying?

If you go to this site, select your continent, then click on the nearest large city, how many hours of daylight does it show you have? 14 is the optimum; as the days get shorter the hens will slow down their laying.

What breeds have you got? Some do lay better through the winter than others do.

RSD
 
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medusabomb

Chirping
10 Years
Oct 7, 2009
16
0
80
11 hours 15 minutes of daylight. DANG!!! Should have known it was something simple...I can stop frying duckeggs and picking the flippin' prickly stinging nettle now..nothing buuuuurns like nettle dust!
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