Newbie* Chicken not laying / layed yoke no egg?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DossFunnyFarm, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. DossFunnyFarm

    DossFunnyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have 5 Road Island reds,epts mostly, use to have all of them laying an egg a day, but for a month only 2 lay [​IMG] , this morning found one nesting but when she got up and walked out for food she droped a yoke,(just the yellow part) no egg shell to it. [​IMG] Anyone know whats wrong with my girls??
    thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    what are they eating?
     
  3. DossFunnyFarm

    DossFunnyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cracked Corn
     
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    They need layer feed. craked corn is only to help them warm up in the cold. Please pick up layer feed ASAP. Layer feed and oyster shells. that will provide the calcium to make the shell for the egg
     
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  5. ChickenSquat

    ChickenSquat Out Of The Brooder

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    don't know for sure but i think you need to feed laying mash with some shell.
     
  6. DossFunnyFarm

    DossFunnyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They run all over our 3 aces, eat bugs, lizards,..ect.
    we were feeding them Chicken Scrach with a beand of wild bird seed ( the vet told us) but they would eat it, so we gave them the Craked Corn.
     
  7. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    layer feed will help build the shell
     
  8. DossFunnyFarm

    DossFunnyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, Thanks [​IMG] We have a little feed store a few miles downfrom us, they are open all the time I see what they have, start feeding them better.
    my chicks and I again Thank You all for writing us right away.
     
  9. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    no problem. Hope everything goes well. If you have anymore questions we will be glad to help [​IMG]
     
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yep, you need layer feed to ensure the birds are getting the right nutrition to be healthy enough to produce eggs with a lot of nutrients in it. The oyster shell is so they can build up the shells high in calcium. Put the layer feed in a feeder and have that available all day long. Put the oyster shell in a dish on the side and they will eat it when they know they need it. Cracked corn is probably why they are not laying because it is too low in protein and does not have all the nutrients needed to build a strong body that can produce complete eggs.

    Also, if it just "squirted" out a yolk, make sure your hen stays active, else she could have broken a soft shell egg inside.
     

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