In the Brooder
- Apr 1, 2010
I have 7 red sex links and I use to be able to get 5-7 eggs a day, lately I've been getting 2-3 eggs everyday (I got them when they were pullets last october). I am a bit worried that I am doing something wrong. I feed them purina layena pellets and black oil sunflowers seeds everyday. They have a separate bowl that has grit on one side and oyster shell on the other. I also make sure they have plenty of water. I feed them treats such as corn, bread, rice, boiled eggs (once in a while), bugs. I don't go overboard with treats because I want to make sure they are eating enough pellets. I let them outside everyday to free range. So what could be the problem? And today one chicken has been in the next box all day trying to lay an egg, atleast 6-7 hours she has been in there. I'm really worried about her. Like I said they have oyster shell but maybe they need more than that? I do save their egg shells and crush them up mix them with their treats. Let me know what you think is wrong. I will be checking this thread throughout the day so if you have any advice please post. Oh forgot to mention that I put my hand under the hen in the nest box and didn't feel any egg.