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New Bag of Feed and No Eggs Since

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CATRAY44, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

    Have any of you ever bought layer feed, same brand but new bag and had your birds cease to lay? Most of mine who are laying are sex link pullets who never miss a day. I have a 2 year old hen and one newly laying bantam. All three have stopped at the same time, within days of starting the new bag of feed. Any ideas?
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Mine are on strike right now, and I have sure it has nothing to do with the feed, but everything to do with the time of year. Unfortunately this happens in the winter, when we do most of our baking!!!
  3. greyhorsewoman

    greyhorsewoman Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Endless Mts, NE PA
    Since we buy 'new feed' every week, I can't say that!
  4. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I get my feed from TSC and a feed store. I have to travel to get to the feed store but it's $4.00 less a bag. Sometimes I get 7 eggs and today I got 3. I have 13 hens. It may be because of winter. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

    Okay, I will relax. It just seemed odd that they all quit at once after being so dependable. Thanks!
  6. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    One of my mf d'uccles stopped laying before Thanksgiving. The other laid 11 dud eggs in a hidden nest around Thanksgiving, but none since. And my black australorp hasn't laid any since around Christmas. I'm chalking it up to a winter break.

    edited to add.... *mf*^ stands for MILLIE FLEUR! After I submitted my post I read over it again and realized that could be taken WAY out of context. Besides, I'm not mad at her. [​IMG]
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  7. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

    Since most of them are pullets, and have hardly missed a day, I was just suprised that they all stopped at once. Combs are still very red. One had only been laying a week...
  8. miron28

    miron28 Songster

    Sep 8, 2008
    lenoir north carolina
    i was getting 5 eggs a day untill about a week ago and now i am only getting 1 a day!!!
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    All I can say is I am thankful for my winter hardy BO and lasy an egg every single day. Of course that is ALL we are getting, but it's something.
  10. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

    Well, this mystery is solved. The little buggers outsmarted me. I found a huge pile of eggs BEHIND the hay bale I have wedged up against the run, undrneath an old work bench. I have no idea how they squeezed their fat little behinds in there with no tunnel to be seen!

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