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My silkies stop laying eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mamagallina, May 6, 2009.

  1. mamagallina

    mamagallina In the Brooder

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    my silkies stop laying eggs, could it be the hot weather? nothing in the coop has changed. what's wrong?
     

  2. karen71

    karen71 Songster

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    You sure they aren't hiding them ?

    Are they sitting on the nest? Maybe broody?

    I guess they could be going into molt or just taking a break

    how many days has it been ?
     
  3. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

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    Maybe molting [​IMG] Has anything changed in there enviroment besides the heat? The smallest thing can set those hens off.
     
  4. mamagallina

    mamagallina In the Brooder

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    no molting going on, I know they are not hiding them, and its been 2 weeks, thats a long break....
     
  5. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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  6. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    Are you in the south where we have had all these terrible storms? Mine have slacked off some since the storms.

    You could have a snake getting them to. Snakes are out of hybernation now, ill tempered and hungry.

    Usually with egg eaters I have had them leave part of the shell as evidence but this doesn't mean it always happens that way.

    Have your recently changed feed for them?
     

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