My chickens are my babies.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by forgeta, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. forgeta

    forgeta New Egg

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    Hi, I am new to this.. I need help, I have 13 hens and i was getting like 7 to 9 eggs a day, then recently we got 2 silkie roosters, and now I'm only getting 1 eggs a day if that.. Can someone help me , why isn't my hens laying...:(
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    How old are your hens and what breed/s?
     
  3. forgeta

    forgeta New Egg

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    I have 1 female silkie, 1 regular white hen, the rest bantams..and they were laying a and then when i got the 2 white silkie roosters they stop laying..
     
  4. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Is it possible the new roosters are stressing the girls, either by getting overly enthusiastic breeding with them or even just because they are recent additions to your flock?
     
  5. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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    If the new roosters are not the cause of the problem, could your hens be molting?
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    New birds in the flock will cause stress. Stress stops ovulation.

    We never heard how old the original hens were.
     
  8. forgeta

    forgeta New Egg

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    Some of my hens are about a year old and the others are acouple years older, I always get eggs and now nothing, the roosters I got are gorgeous but I keep telling my husband, my ladies don't need the stress, there my babies..
     
  9. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    This is the right time of year for them to stop laying if they hatched before this year. They normally molt the second autumn and each thereafter.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. You could also check out "chicken behaviors and egg laying," thread. Incidentally a rooster can handle 10 hens, so 2 roosters need 20.

    Or you could rehome one of the roosters. Too many roos means your hens will be overbred and even damaged.
     

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