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My two year old Red sex links stopped laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jalabtek, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. jalabtek

    jalabtek Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,
    I have 6 red sex linked hens and 4 have stopped laying. They are not moulting, they get Purina Laying crumbles, their combs are red, they are acting fine. I give them treats only once in a while. Help
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Has the weather turned really hot, suddenly? Hot weather can cause them to not eat much, and as a result, egg production can stop for a week or so. Once they adjust, laying may resume, or you may need to switch to a higher protein feed to make sure they are getting enough.
     
  3. jalabtek

    jalabtek Out Of The Brooder

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    They are 2 years old
     
  4. jalabtek

    jalabtek Out Of The Brooder

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    yes, It went from 50 to 80 degrees suddenly
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, there you go. That is a massive change in temp. It's understandable that it caused physical stress on her system and she was unable to produce.
    Be sure that there is plenty of shade accessible throughout the day, and that they have plenty of cold water to drink.
     
  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree, hit the nail on the head
     
  7. jalabtek

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    Thank you!
     

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