My hens have stopped laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lauren56, May 21, 2017.

  1. lauren56

    lauren56 Out Of The Brooder

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    IMG_3497.JPG IMG_3427.JPG IMG_3485.JPG I have four Easter eggers, a production red, two brahmas, a Mille Fleur, a silver dorking, and a bany mix hen in a coop together along with a couple of roosters. I was getting an egg from each of them every day for months. It's been two weeks now since I've gotten an egg from any of them. I got 5 eggs one day and then then I never got another one. They get dumor later pellets, mixed vegetables, and scratch grain every day. Twice a week I scramble eggs with the shell ground up in them and give to them. Is there any reason as to why this has happened? Could they all be molting at once or is something else going on? My silver dorking got sick and was separated as soon as I noticed. She's been getting Tylan 50 for the past two days and is improving, but it's been much longer than that since I've gotten eggs. Any answers or advice is appreciated. Thank you! I've attached pictures of the girls and the roos!
     
  2. The Angry Hen

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    How old are they?
     
  3. lauren56

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    The Easter eggers are almost a year old. The brahmas are 18 months. The silver dorking is a year old. I don't know about the production red, Mille Fleur, or bany mix
     
  4. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    That seems young to stop laying...
    Have you moved them to a new coop for awhile?
    If they are in a different coop, it is normal to take a break.

    I hope I am any help,
    good luck! Let me know if anything changes!

    -The Angry Hen
     
  5. lauren56

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    We haven't moved them, but we did introduce a new gen and rooster. Could that cause enough stress to make them stop? I really appreciate the help!
     
  6. The Angry Hen

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    No problem!
    Yes it could, like they want to make sure the hen and rooster are nice,
    they don't want to worry about getting hurt while they are laying an egg.
     
  7. lauren56

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    Okay, we'll wait a while and see what happens. Thank you so much!
     
  8. The Angry Hen

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    ;) :thumbsup
     

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