Newbie needing advice please..

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nealmcv, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. nealmcv

    nealmcv Hatching

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    Hello i need some help.... i have 3 chickens and for the last 7 months they have all but stopped laying.We at first thought they where molting but it is such a long time we don't think this is the case. Also the Black Rock seams to be starting to turn white ?
    All seam health and have no problems drinking and eating. I would be great fully for any help.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

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    Do you know how old they are? I am suspcious they have simply come to the end of their prime laying years.
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home! When did they stop laying? I'm inclined to agree with Judy.
     
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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    It is possible, as Judy has suggested that they have come to the end of their laying cycle. How old are these birds? You might stop by this thread for other suggestions....https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/423023/why-arent-my-chickens-laying-here-are-your-answers

    If nothing in this thread seems to fit your situation, they very well could be done with laying.

    Good luck and I hope you can get down to the bottom of this issue soon! :)
     
  5. nealmcv

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    Thanks for the replays. 2 of the chickens are 3 years old and the other is 2 years old. I might get 2 eggs a week if I am lucky. This has been like this for about 7 months .
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Make sure they are not eating the eggs or possibly laying them in some secret nest. Other critters could also be eating them as well.

    What are the breeds? Some production breeds can lay themselves out in a couple years, this is why I ask about which breeds you are keeping.
     
  7. nealmcv

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    It is enclosed runs so don't think anything could be getting in to take the eggs and there is no sign of this.The breeds are black rock (for some reason seems to be going White) and white Sussex.
    cheers again
     
  8. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

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  9. nealmcv

    nealmcv Hatching

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    thanks i will have a look
     
  10. Wyandottes7

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.
     

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