Laying issues

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by castrofarm, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. castrofarm

    castrofarm New Egg

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    My Easter egger stopped laying about a month ago. She doesn't seem to be sick broody or molting and it came directly after changing the feed. We tried changing back to our previous feed with no luck.

    I also have a Wyandotte that was hatched sometime in march. She has yet to lay. Also no obvious issues.

    Please help!
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2016
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Are you in the northern hemisphere? If so it's caused by the fewer hours of daylight. Chickens don't lay when they're getting less than about 14 hours of light a day.
     
  3. castrofarm

    castrofarm New Egg

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    We live in Flagstaff Arizona.
     
  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    So the northern hemisphere. I'd bet it's the lack of daylight :)
     
  5. castrofarm

    castrofarm New Egg

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    My Wyandotte has never laid though and she's almost a year. Should I be concerned?
     
  6. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you should be. She should of been laying months ago. Could be a simple management issue (feed, stress, space...) or something more serious. If the diet made the EE stop laying,it could be weeks before she picks up again.
     
  7. castrofarm

    castrofarm New Egg

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    This is my first time with chickens ... how should I go about figuring out her issue?
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Tell us more about your flock...
    number of birds and where you got them,
    their housing(pics and dimensions),
    what and how exactly you are feeding them.

    7-8 months is not unheard of for onset of lay and Wynadottes can be later layers.
     

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