My BOs and BRs have just about stopped laying - any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by forrestacres, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. forrestacres

    forrestacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    Squam Lakes - NH
    I have 5 Buff Orpingtons and 3 Barred Rock hens that will be 2 yrs old this coming Mother's Day. We get 1 or 2 eggs a day, sometimes no eggs, and then there will be 6 eggs. Are my ladies getting to the end of their egg laying days?

    Thanks for any insight.
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    A three year old hen lays less than a one year old. With winter coming to an end, if their health is good they should be picking up laying. The breeds you have should still lay. But remember a three year old is not a pullet. And yes with every day the end comes nearer to all things.

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