not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by farmerbob, May 9, 2011.

  1. farmerbob

    farmerbob Out Of The Brooder

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    Apr 29, 2010
    I have brown leghorns approx 15 mos old that have been laying pretty well over the last months. as of late the numbers have started to decline from 3 to 5 a day to 1 sometimes none per day. around a month ago I introduced 16 new white leghorn pulletts. The question I have is could the pulletts be eating the eggs before I get to them and or is it possible that the small chickens have made the adults less productive. I have one rooster in the house & range area & two more outside the fence because of fighting. any suggestions would be appreciated.


    thanks in advance


    Bob
     
  2. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 8, 2009
    Kansas
    Any change to their lives will cause them to drop egg production. Have you changed their food. I know when I free ranged my girls the egg production dropped I put them on a game bird feed 22% protein this helped with the egg laying and also during molt their feathers came in so nicely. I just offer free choice egg shells.
     
  3. farmerbob

    farmerbob Out Of The Brooder

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    I did feed just corn for a couple of weeks, until I could get 20% pellets back to their feeder. I also doubled the size of their coop but that didn't seem to affect them being they have had bigger housing for over a month and a half.


    thanks again

    Bob
     

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