My hens won't lay.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dixierose992, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. dixierose992

    dixierose992 Out Of The Brooder

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    Jun 7, 2007
    Williamsburg, VA
    I know if they have been scared or anything they won't. Well a month or so ago snakes got in the pen so I didn't think they would lay for like a week or so. But it is going on like 5 or 6 weeks. What can I do to get them to lay. Help. Please.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The snake wouldn't keep them from laying this long. How hot is it where you live? Mine have slowed way down and a few are molting. One of my RIR's who is a very regular layer just laid an egg today after two solid weeks of nothing. Molting, heat stress and other things can be the cause.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Are you sure the snake isn't eating the eggs and leaving??
     
  4. dixierose992

    dixierose992 Out Of The Brooder

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    The snakes were removed form here. I haven't seen anymore here. It has been in the 90s so it has been really hot. But I don't get any eggs. I am just not sure what to do.
     
  5. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    How old are your hens and what kind do you have? The heat seems to be the blame for a lot of people.
     

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