My blue orpington hens are not laying!!!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by karen13, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. karen13

    karen13 New Egg

    Sep 30, 2012
    I have blue orp hens from 6 months to 1 1/2 yrs old. I have 18 hens and I may get 1-3 eggs a week right now. Is this common for this breed? Last summer I was getting alot of eggs everyday!
  2. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 1, 2012
    South Central WI
    No i dont think that is common, I think they are supposed to be good layers(each hen 4-5 eggs a week)... but there may be other factors
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2012
  3. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 26, 2008
    mtns of ,NC.
    They are going to molt I bet or go broody one. Mine did that to me. If not check for mites on their bussels[​IMG] They do have fluffy butts that things like to hide in or for worms. Their are so many things that could cause the slow down. Gloria Jean

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