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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chicken man1971, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. chicken man1971

    chicken man1971 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got some chickens about 2 weeks ago and I was told they should be laying by now and tyen I was told by someone else that they may be to old and have stopped laying how do I know or tell whats going on so I ain't feeding good food to some lazy chickens thats no good
     
  2. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome.[​IMG] Can you post a pick of them? Some times the stress of the move will make them stop for awhile.
     
  3. chicken man1971

    chicken man1971 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thks
     
  4. trinar

    trinar Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome Chicken Man:
    Hope your hens start laying again. Someone told me that putting a little apple cidar vinegar in their water will sometimes help get them laying again. Has anyone else heard of, or tried this?
    TR in AR
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
  6. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hi and :welcome

    Yeah, give them a couple of weeks after the move. :)
    Good luck!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] It can be hard to estimate age of chickens - no teeth to count.
     
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! As the above poster pointed out a little ACV in their drinking water may help, but for stress. Stress from the move and the new home is most likely to blame for the lack of eggs. Give them a bit more time.
     
  9. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Short daylight cycle, old age, stress from new surroundings and molt also stop them from laying, are there feathers in good shape?
    Do there legs look old and scaly ? Do they have nest boxes like there old home? Can you post some pics of them?
    Welcome and enjoy.[​IMG]
    Steve.[​IMG]
     
  10. chicken man1971

    chicken man1971 Out Of The Brooder

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    yes I will as soon as I figure out how to do it and thks
     

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