no eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Alabama ee, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Alabama ee

    Alabama ee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was getting an egg a day from my EE's since they were 20 weeks to about 2 weeks ago. Then, the eggs almost stopped about 2 weeks ago. Now, I am getting no eggs.
    [​IMG] My EE's are about 8 months old now. Have they stopped for the winter? It is not that cold yet here. During the day it is about 80 F.
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Are they losing feathers or acting strangely? They might be broody or molting.
     
  3. linben

    linben Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure they aren't laying somewhere else and you haven't found them?
     
  4. Alabama ee

    Alabama ee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked and didn't see any. I am starting to miss my fresh eggs.

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  5. RoRoinGA

    RoRoinGA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Sussex are doing the same thing, I'm really perturbed. One of my hens, born April 2010 had been laying for 2 months, then bam, she is on vacation. Whats going on?
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    All of my hens have just QUIT!

    not one egg today.
     
  7. Alabama ee

    Alabama ee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have found a few extra feathers around. But not that many more. It is mostly the fluffy feathers. Are they too young to molt? They are only 8 months. All their faces and combs are still a bright red.

    I so want fresh eggs for breakfast. I am not ready to get the yucky ones in the store.
     
  8. Alabama ee

    Alabama ee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel the same way. I hope both of ours start laying soon.

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  9. fishermans wife

    fishermans wife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is very possible they are going into moult - mine moulted that young, and started with the fluffy feathers. Some moult slower than others, so you don't see huge amounts of feathers all at once. Also, the days are getting shorter - so that impacts how often they lay. It is frustrating to be sure! But I found they all take time off for many reasons. Usually I end up getting store bought to at least use when I need them for baking, and savor the fresh eggs for that omelet!
     
  10. Tiss

    Tiss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a relief to hear I'm not the only one going through this. I have a March-hatch BR who laid faithfully for over a month who hasn't laid in over a month now. [​IMG]
     

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