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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nrieff, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. nrieff

    nrieff New Egg

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    Hey guys and gals,

    I am new to this whole chicken thing. I have 2 silver speckled hens. Looking forward to learning about this great hobby
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  4. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and welcome to BYC! Thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
     
  5. sandy66H

    sandy66H New Egg

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    Hi, I'm sandy..we got our chickens about a year ago after a good friends wife died. They were hers. We started out with 6 hens and 2 roosters. We have lost 2 hens to predators and I gave 1 rooster away to help a neighbor. I am anxious to learn why chickens stop laying? Can someone help me out.
     
  6. WiseAcre Fowler

    WiseAcre Fowler Just Hatched

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    Sandy,

    Several things can cause chickens to stop laying. Molting and Old Age being 2 of the most common. However, I've had hens stop laying for short periods of time when they were under highly stressful situations like relocation or predator stress.

    Hope this helps :)
     
  7. WiseAcre Fowler

    WiseAcre Fowler Just Hatched

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    Welcome nrieff!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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