My hens are not laying eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nert54, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. nert54

    nert54 New Egg

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    I have 6 hens (2 barred rock, 2 prod red, 2 leghorns) the BR hens were laying when I purchased! The other four were nogt! I got them home and the barred rock layed for about a week... All the sudden they stopped. I thought there was a snake or varmit getting the eggs so I placed a egg in the nest and it has not moved.
    The have 24/7 access to feed and fresh water
    (Laying pellets, scratch, oyster shell) they also have free range in daylight hours!
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and [​IMG]. If you got the birds a short time ago, its normal as the stress of moving to a new "home" can stop the egg laying machinery for a while. The eggs that you were getting, were already in the egg laying system. If its more than 3-4 weeks since you got them, I'd suggest reposting your question on the "chicken behaviours and egg laying" forum.

    All the best
    CT
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  4. rottlady

    rottlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    did you confine them in the coop a week after getting them? If not they may have chosen a laying place NOT in the coop
     
  5. nert54

    nert54 New Egg

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    Ok thank you and yes i have confined them to the enclosure to ensure layn of the eggs in nest box
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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