no eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by graggy, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. graggy

    graggy Out Of The Brooder

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    my chickens just stop laying eggs all of a sudden. is this normal for this time of year? I have buff orpington chicken 2 years old, what can I do. thanks
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Do you only have one hen?

    The chickens could be going through a molt, have lice/mites, be sick, have gone broody, started hiding their eggs, or responding to the change in daylight.

    We need more info! [​IMG] You can do a search on BYC, or look in the Learning Center. Also, I beleive Speckled Hen has a thread called "Why did my hens stop laying?" or something similar. I'd find it for you, but I am at work and the internet just cant handle two whole windows open. [​IMG]
     
  3. ODEY587

    ODEY587 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    id say molt its that time of year
     
  4. graggy

    graggy Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 5 buffs and they always lay alot. now they just stopped. I dont have a rooster
     
  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    It's fall. If they are year old hens, they likely have endured a moult brought on by autumn. Chickens don't lay everyday and most breeds only lay seasonally at a meaningful rate. Do you provide additional lighting? Have you considered whether you might or might not wish to do this?
     

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