No Eggs since using the Broody buster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jshomeopathy, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. jshomeopathy

    jshomeopathy New Egg

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    I have used the broody buster (talked about in another thread) on 3 of my hens who just started laying about a month ago and then all went broody. So they are no longer broody but then aren't laying either. It is also the end of summer and the weather is changing but it is still pretty hot out. The one hen was broody for about 4 weeks until I put her isolated and now she has been out for 2 weeks with still no eggs. Help? any thoughts?
     
  2. HugHess

    HugHess Chickrack Addict

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    Hi,

    I am wondering (as a newbie) if stress, especially the chicken that was isolated, couldn't be one of many reasons they stopped laying?
    Knowing the breed of chicken(s) might help others to impart their knowledge?
    Stress can play a major role in the lack of egg production...so any deviation from their 'normal' routine could impact this.
    Are they molting? That too can effect production.
    Add to that the fact that we are losing daylight with the impending seasonal changes...
    As long as everyone appears to be healthy and happy chickens you can research the many threads and posts in regard to your question.

    Here are some 'starter' threads for you...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/922971/dramatic-drop-in-egg-production

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/846181/zero-egg-production

    Hope this helps.
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2014
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    After they go broody their hormones have to change to let them lay. The longer they are broody, the longer before they restart laying. Be patient, she'll start laying again soon
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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