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my chickens havent layed an egg yet

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by isa brown112, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. isa brown112

    isa brown112 Hatching

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    hi
    I have Isa brown chickens in my backyard their about 8months now but the problem is that they havent laid an egg
    thank you
     
  2. chickenhound

    chickenhound Chirping

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    Hi and welcome to BYC [​IMG]. Is it possible that they are laying eggs in a spot where you cant find them? When you attempt to pet them do they squat? If they do that usually means that they are laying eggs.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

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    iwiw60 Crowing

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    What are you feeding them?
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Yes, if you free range your birds, chances are they are laying out in the fields somewhere. If you do free range, try keeping them in for one day and see if you get any eggs.

    Health issues can cause them to stop laying, predators could be stealing the eggs or the hens themselves are eating them. Definitely follow the link that Sumi provided for more info.

    Good luck and I hope you can figure this out soon!
     
  6. arkansas55

    arkansas55 Chirping

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    hello,welcome,i hope your hen's lay soon![​IMG]
     
  7. Hi and welcome to BYC. Like they said, maybe they are hiding them from you? Are they singing the egg song yet?

    Mine started at 16 weeks and haven't stopped.
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X2 if they free range them may be hiding their eggs.

    Sumi gave you a good link.

    Make sure they have lots of calcium.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     

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