no eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kezai, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. kezai

    kezai Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my three hens got taken by a fox last week. The other two have now stopped laying. Is it trauma or just low light levels in England in November?
     
  2. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
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    [​IMG] Could be either or even a combination of the two. Good luck!

    Sorry for your loss [​IMG]
     
  3. kezai

    kezai Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. Cried - mostly because remaining two were so sad - they didn't know how to huddle at night - they've got over it now tho but still few eggs. Think its light levels. Very gloomy here.

    Kerry
     
  4. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why not put a 60 watt blub in their coop,

    it will give them the light they need and a little
    more security.So sorry you lost your birds.
    a little hot red pepper flakes, or even chili powder.
    in their feed once a week will help
    say a teaspoon in a qt. of feed.to get them to lay.
    . as long as they are not molting.
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2009
  5. wefanjr

    wefanjr Out Of The Brooder

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    What do the red pepper flakes or chili powder do??? Does it really spark them to lay???
     

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