my chickens aren't laying and i don't know why.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rj23, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. rj23

    rj23 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 24 chickens between the ages of 5 months and 2 years old. My 2 year old laid 2 eggs just after i got her and she stopped. I have 6 that are 8 months and have yet to lay. My 5 month old girls i think are still too young to lay. I also have 10 ducks and 4 little guineas that share a coop at night with my chickens. During the day they all along with 2 goats and a pig get the run of my yard and get put up at night. Someone is always home with them so we would know if they were laying in the yard. Any advice will help.
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    What are you feeding? Are the goats eating all their feed?
     
  3. rj23

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    They are on layer crumble. The birds are fed in the run so the goats and pig can't mess with their feed
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Are any molting? What is their condition, are they thin?
    Could they be laying outside? Secret nest?

    The ones you just got and stopped are probably stressed from the move. Any flock changes or routine changes will slow production.
     
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    This is one of my bigger girls
     
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    This is my tiniest girls. I don't think any of them are in molt and there isn't a possibility of a secret nest. It has been about 2 months with no eggs from any of my hens.
     
  7. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long have you had them? Did you recently get the older birds or have you had them a long time?
     
  8. Majd

    Majd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're just new and adjusting.... nothing is wrong.... the laid the eggs when they came because they were already being produced when they were in their old home.... after a month or so when they adjust well to their new home they'll lay again... update us...
     
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    The older birds we have had about 6 months and all the rest since birth so around 5 months
     
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