My hens stopped laying eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by akeagle, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. akeagle

    akeagle New Egg

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    It started in jun I was letting my hens set on there eggs and they sat for 2or 3 days
    And not anymore so I took the eggs shortly after that I hade to mine roosters so I got all of them out but one and the first of July I added chicks I think it's to much Simone please help
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Mountain Peeps X2 Broodies can take a while to start back up at laying. Definitely stop by the thread Mountain Peeps has left for you for more help.

    I hope they get back to laying soon!
     
  4. fifirn

    fifirn New Egg

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    Also I have noticed that is my chickens are molting, they tend to not lay so much
     
  5. Tatianna

    Tatianna Out Of The Brooder

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    It definitely takes them a while to start laying after brooding. They need to re-organize their hormones!
     
  6. 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 to help.
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Molting chickens will generally stop laying during this time. Feathers are made up of 85% protein and so the egg laying usually takes a break since the bird has a hard time replacing feathers and laying eggs. Some birds will lay on and off, but many birds do stop.

    Enjoy your flock and welcome to ours!
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. You've been given a good link by Mountain Peeps and some good advice by other BYC members. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your hens laying again.
     
  10. gander007

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