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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by triumphman, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. triumphman

    triumphman Hatching

    Dec 11, 2011
    Hello, Im new to the forum and I'm not sure exactly how they work. I'll play around and figure it out. I joined because I'm a third year ameture chicken farmer and I really enjoy having my own chickens. I'm a self taught city boy. I even learned how to process chickens by book and intrtnet tutorial. Im now having problems with my chickens and can't seem to figure it out. They have not and will not lay eggs. I bought them from TSC the week before easter. THe chickens do not seem sick. They actually look great. I'm a little lost so I'm hoping for a little advice. Something other than they must all be roosters. Thats all the help I can get from the guys at work. So any help you can give will be appreciated. I feel bad that I talked my neighbor into checkens and I don't have any eggs anymore. Best regards from Central Ohio.

  2. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Crowing 7 Years

    Mar 22, 2011
  3. kidcody

    kidcody Crowing 7 Years

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us!
    When chickens loose there feather (molting) they stop laying, stress, too cold , too hot, not enough day light. There are a lot of factors why chickens stop laying. Give them time they will start in again!
  4. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co

  5. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Songster

    Apr 10, 2011
    California High Desert
    [​IMG] from Twentynine Palms in the California high desert!

    Warning: BYC can become seriously addicting!! [​IMG]
  6. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Crowing Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] So glad you joined us!

    Like kidcody said, there are several factors that will cause a hen to stop laying. She could be molting, be stressed, or it could just be that the cold weather and shorter days have made her system slow down a bit. But give them some more time and you will get eggs. [​IMG]
  7. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Songster

    Jan 23, 2011
    [​IMG] Hi [​IMG]

  8. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Welcome to BYC!! We're glad you joined us! [​IMG]

  9. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    southern ohio
    [​IMG] from Ohio

  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009

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