laying or not

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by hitnspit, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. hitnspit

    hitnspit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How can i tell if she is laying or not. I have read many diffrent things to look for but nothing seems to make any sence. Any oldtimers on here have any idea i can try? Thanks......jim
     
  2. acw123

    acw123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old, what type of hen?
     
  3. hitnspit

    hitnspit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    diffrent ages and all kinds. A big mix of 85 hens. nothing over 2 years old. only getting 6 or 7 eggs a day right now.
     
  4. acw123

    acw123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are they getting between 12-14 hours of light? Are they going through molt?
     
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    hitnspit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes they are getting 14 hours of light and i know some are in molt but for the rest of them to shut down is crazy.....
     
  6. acw123

    acw123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no clue then. I would look for a secret nest with lots of eggs if they are free ranging or maybe they are reacting to a change in temp, change in feed, egg eating, who knows. Good luck. That is definitely way too few eggs for that many chickens.
     

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