1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

No eggs today? I average 20+!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Xanatos, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. Xanatos

    Xanatos Out Of The Brooder

    96
    0
    39
    Jan 14, 2010
    Normally I get about 20+ eggs from my 26 plymouth barred rock hens, yesterday, 0, today, maybe 3 i think. I am not sure what it could be, I'm cleaning out the waterers which needed it, so i Hope it isnt sickness - and I have recently introduced a Male to the population in the hopes of getting some little ones, and I think 2-3 of the hens might be brooding on some eggs now, but what about the rest?
     
  2. Xanatos

    Xanatos Out Of The Brooder

    96
    0
    39
    Jan 14, 2010
    bump
     
  3. bishopschickens

    bishopschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Cumberland, VA
    A good ol moult can cause laying to come to a hault. Also we are beginning to lose daylight. How old are the hens?

    Brandon
     
  4. Xanatos

    Xanatos Out Of The Brooder

    96
    0
    39
    Jan 14, 2010
    not even a year, I think I got most of them as hatchlings in April/may, this is their first laying season
     
  5. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    Was it 20 to 0 or a slow decrease? Maybe someone is stealing your eggs? Check for bugs and worms. Molt or hidden nest
     
  6. Xanatos

    Xanatos Out Of The Brooder

    96
    0
    39
    Jan 14, 2010
    it was eggs 20ish + in all 10 boxes every day to almost no eggs, maybe 3 a day, with the 2 brooding, I'm not seeing any unusual amount of feathers on the ground (molting right?) or any hidden nests...

    I thought maybe it was something to do with the 2-3 broody hens going broody at the time.
     
  7. grasjm36

    grasjm36 Chillin' With My Peeps

    121
    0
    109
    Sep 23, 2009
    Hagerman, ID
    Are your girls hiding eggs under the broody hens?
     
  8. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    I didn't think of the broodies. Are you out during the day?
     
  9. Xanatos

    Xanatos Out Of The Brooder

    96
    0
    39
    Jan 14, 2010
    some of the hens do lay under the broodies, ya, and i go out at different times during the day.
     
  10. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

    809
    1
    131
    Jun 26, 2010
    Roanoke Alabama
    Have you changed feed. I heard this can cause them to slow down.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by