- Oct 21, 2012
Hello- I fell across this site trying to find a solution to my hens laying problem. I am returning to poulty after being away for a few years. (Got out due to a preditor problem.) This spring I got 3 older hens and a banty pair. Every thing was good. A month or so later I got 8 more young pullets and a couple of laying hens at an HOAGBA swap meet. I also got a pair of ducks. Everything was fine for a couple of months then the production slowed way down. I put it down to the extreme heat. One of the pullets started laying an I got about 3 eggs out of her. The overall production tapered off to the point of zero. (1 last week, 0 this week) These are free range hens but I keep feed in their feeder as well. They all look healthy and I have changed feed even though what I was giving them met the recomendations. The only thing I have seen was one pullet seems to have messy stools (tail feathers -ugh) but no one else has that issue. Any help out there?