not laying eggs!

ashley2189

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May 19, 2015
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I bought 3 hens from a farm nearby. The farmer said they lay an egg a day. They are red sex link breed. I have had them for over 2 weeks now and still not a single egg. Does anyone know why this could be?
 

gillisjordan

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Mar 31, 2015
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Sex links are great layers! Give them time to adjust to their new environment it can take a few weeks for them to start laying again. Once they get comfortable they will get into a schedule. Do you just have these three or are they mixed in with another flock? There are many factors but just wait it out, they'll come around!
 
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gillisjordan

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Mar 31, 2015
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We feed our flock a mixed crumb ratio from our local feed store. I mix in oyster shells for calcium as well. I also feed whole oats in the morning and at night as a treat along with any table scraps we have left over from the house (besides chicken and citrus) They should have a feeder with mash or crumbs in it available 24/7 and some treats offered
 

bigbruce

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They prob just need a little more time.Speaking from over 40 years experience make sure layer feed is 90% of there diet.I raise a few different breeds and have a total of 70 hens got 67 eggs today
 

aart

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I bought 3 hens from a farm nearby. The farmer said they lay an egg a day. They are red sex link breed. I have had them for over 2 weeks now and still not a single egg. Does anyone know why this could be?
How old are hens?
Are they free ranged or confined to coop and run?
 

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