No eggs at all...even from our Pullets

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kannada35, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. kannada35

    kannada35 Out Of The Brooder

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    We are now up to 8 Chickens. We did have one who was providing us with an egg everyday. One other that was producing one egg every other day. In the last two months we have not seen a single egg. Betty, our hen that laid everyday is now losing feathers and one would also think she is losing weight. I figure she is molting as the rest of her behaviour is still the same. In September we added two Pullets that should have started by now and they are doing nothing other than getting larger. So, 8 Chickens and no eggs at all. We are thinking to just clean the slate and start fresh in the Spring (keeping the Pullets we have now).
    Help....there must be some sort of reason for this.
     
  2. BBK

    BBK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 7 hens and 1 pullet....our hens are in a moult and I'm guessing that the pullet doesn't want to show them up, b/c we're getting nothing from her either... All of their combs are light pink. so....I don't see eggs in our near future just yet...But will welcome them with open arms.... And so will the ladies at work, so they can buy fresh eggs again. [​IMG]
    They say a moult can last for months...ours started the second week of Sept. and going strong, the feather lost has stopped tho....

    Melinda
     
  3. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine all stopped as well. They will start again when it's time.
     
  4. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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  5. scarter

    scarter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Add lights in the morning to extend their day and corn in the afternoon in addition to a healthy layer feed. I wouldn't start over because it's winter.
     
  6. kannada35

    kannada35 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the tips. We do not really want to start over. Kind of like the girls we have....lol. Will try a few things to see if we can help out more. I did read the info above and very helpful....thanks.
     

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