Mama to 2 non-laying Cochins

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  1. theminimizer

    theminimizer Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey Y'all,

    We got these beautiful chickens from someone facing a health issue and unable to care for them in October 2012 (6 months old). They both laid eggs the first 6 days they were here. Then, they apparently detested the change of feed (the old owners fed them vegetarian pellets and we could only find regular pellets), molted, and stopped laying altogether. It's been enough months, all their feathers have grown back in and they seem happy enough. We feed them table scraps, and let them roam the yard whenever we are playing outside. (Stopped free ranging after an eagle took a dive at them.) They still don't love their feed, but went crazy happy about the scratch I added to their diet 3 days ago. We haven't gotten a single egg from either one since October. Not really sure what we are doing wrong. We have a lovely little tractor coop, feed them Homegrown pellets, use deep litter straw method, live in TX, and hope to have laying hens again soon. ;) Any ideas of things we might be missing?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. redsoxs

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  3. theminimizer

    theminimizer Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Redsocs! Will do.
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    As the day length increases they will resume egg laying. Cochins especially can be somewhat seasonal layers. Welcome to BYC.
     
  9. theminimizer

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    Thanks for your hope guys! It all worked out. March 1st turned my 2 hens back on and I've gotten 6 eggs since then. Yay! Happy jig of joy!
     

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