Lucy & Ethel

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Lucy&Ethel, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Lucy&Ethel

    Lucy&Ethel New Egg

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    My bantam hens both stopped laying eggs. Lucy stopped laying 3 months ago and Ethel 2 months ago--They are only 2 1/2 years old--but there has been no unusual changes in environment or diet. Can this just be the age they stop laying completely? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance
     
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    I have a Lucy and Ethel! [​IMG] how long have they not been laying? Are they molting?
     
  3. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Oh and [​IMG] !
     
  4. Lucy&Ethel

    Lucy&Ethel New Egg

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    Brooster

    My hens are not molting.
    Back in October, when Lucy stopped laying she mollted feathers.
     
  5. Ms. Lewis Rich

    Ms. Lewis Rich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just watched a rerun with Lucy and Ethel, the one where they ordered 500 baby chicks , Made me laugh!
    Back to your problem, I think it has a lot to do with shorter days, they need more sunlight?
     
  6. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will start back laying in late Feb. most likely . a lot of bantams are like game hens ,they quit laying in late fall and start back late winter to early spring
     
  7. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
    Indiana
    My dog and cat are Lucy and Ethel. [​IMG]

    I have some bantams that are getting up there in age and only lay an egg every once in a blue moon. One or two have stopped all together so far this winter. I'm not sure if they'll start back up in the spring or not. Their daughters though are laying eggs like crazy.
     
  8. a2ms4chickens

    a2ms4chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Lucy and Ethel, too.

    They are bantam RIR hens. Mine are younger than yours, though.
    And because we live in Arizona, the days are shorter, but it is not very cold, so they are still laying daily.

    Not sure where you are at, but the shorter days and colder temperatures are probably affecting their laying.

    Good luck!!
     
  9. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I also have a Lucy and Ethel! They're ducks.



    You're all copycats. [​IMG]
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Ms. Lewis Rich :

    I just watched a rerun with Lucy and Ethel, the one where they ordered 500 baby chicks , Made me laugh!
    Back to your problem, I think it has a lot to do with shorter days, they need more sunlight?

    I remember that episode - it is hilarious.​
     

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