No eggs for months! I quit!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by NewfieMom, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. NewfieMom

    NewfieMom Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 khaki campbell ducks and 8 various breed hens. All stopped laying in August. They all appeared to have gone through molt at the same time. They are now pretty as can be but have not offered a single egg!
    I also have 12 chickens and 2 more ducks that are nearly 6 months old but aren't laying!!
    I'm just about ready to get rid of them all! Any advice or encouraging stories?
     
  2. Free Feather

    Free Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    How old are the birds in their molt? Are their any other things that could be causing stress? Many things could cause this, so more information is necessary.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree we need more info.

    What breeds are the hens, and how old are they?

    Are you free ranging?

    What are you feeding?
     
  4. NewfieMom

    NewfieMom Out Of The Brooder

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    The 6 month old's are white leghorns and 2 barnyard mixes, and a sex link. They come and go as they please.
    The rest are a year and a half up. 2 are buff orpington, 1 is a dominique, and the others are barn yard mixes. Some of them get out and free range some stay put.
    I'm feeding Purina Layena crumbles. And they all seem as happy as can be.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The younger birds could simply be immature yet. But, I'd start confining birds and see what you get. You may need to go on an egg hunt.
     
  6. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many hours of daylight are they getting?
     
  7. loftkeeper

    loftkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all things point to birds laying in a hid nest lock birds up at night do you have a snake problem check at night for snakes in nests other things could be eating eggs and birds just moved outside to lay
     
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  8. TaraBellaBirds

    TaraBellaBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X3 on hidden nest! I would keep them in the coop for a few days, and if you get eggs you know you have sneaky layers!
     
  9. Free Feather

    Free Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    The one and a half year olds may just take a break until after the winter, because that is not too uncommon.
     

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