New chickens slowing down on egg laying?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Swannschickens, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. Swannschickens

    Swannschickens New Egg

    Jun 22, 2010
    I have 6 hens and a rooster which I have only had for 6 days now. The first couple of days they were laying 3-4 eggs and now only 1 yesterday and this morning NOTHING! The coop size is good and I am wondering if I am feeding them enough....I give equivalent of two to three cups chicken mash with grit (not free range yet) and a handful of treats (rice, bread, misc. veggies or whatever leftovers I have). Could it be stress or ?????
  2. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    the South
    Most of the time moving chickens from one place to another will reduce or even stop production for a time.

    As for feed: give a good quality layer ration. Give them what they will eat in 10 minutes; that will be plenty.

    Also, excessive heat will/can cause the hens to stop laying. So, if you are in the South or Midwest right now then this is normal. saladin

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