My girls stopped laying!?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by monica, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. monica

    monica Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all. I have 3 hens - a 2 year old Barred Rock, a 1 year old Dorking and a 1 year old Easter Egger. My girls slowed down laying in the fall/winter but started back up in late January. But several weeks ago my Dorking and EE slowed then stopped laying altogether. The BR is still laying just great - she's sooo reliable. I love her - her name is Rogue. But what could be the problem with Storm and Jean Gray? They seem healthy, don't seem broody, don't seem to be molting. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Are they losing weight ? Could be worms. Have you checked for mites ?
     
  3. NavyWife

    NavyWife Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree, its been my experience that sometimes mites but definately worms stop my hens from laying. [​IMG]
     
  4. fernandez0067

    fernandez0067 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They might be hiding them.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree with the other posts.
     

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