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Not Laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cettenna, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. cettenna

    cettenna New Egg

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    I have just 3 girls who are now 9 months old. They have been laying well even through our winter but now one has gone broody which I am trying to deal with. The worst thing is that the other 2 have stopped laying as well. Any suggestions re what I should do. They are all free range in my small back yard and just return to the coop to lay and sleep so they do have the perfect life.
     
  2. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Welcome from TX [​IMG] , Are any of them molting? have you sprayed for mites/lice? Have you wormed yours at all?
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    They haven't decided to lay outside somewhere? You could always keep them in the pen or run for a few days to check.
     
  4. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Houston, TX
    [​IMG] from Houston, TX, try feeding them laying feed which should make them to lay eggs some more
     
  5. cettenna

    cettenna New Egg

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    Hi There are no signs of molting on any of them. Haven't checked for worms but the guy I got them from (he is a fanatic) said they would be ok for quite a while before doing all this do you think I should? They have only stopped (Hilda and Helga who are Welsummers) when Florrie the Barvelder started monopolising the favourite nest. I have checked all over the yard and cannot find any eggs.
     
  6. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Quote:Wrong information. Layer feed does not MAKE a hen lay eggs. It only provides them with the necessary dietary ingredients they need to lay.
     
  7. cettenna

    cettenna New Egg

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    Thanks I am feeding them with the Red Hen top free range layer mix which the produce merchant said is the best - it includes laying pellets
     
  8. DebbieDee

    DebbieDee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where might I ask would you get that feed?
     
  9. cettenna

    cettenna New Egg

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    Hi there
    We are in Australia so it may just be an Australian Brand I think it is made in South Australia ( www.lauckemills.com.au/poultryfood2.html). They make a number of different types and I buy it from our local produce store that sells everything for horses livestock etc.
     
  10. cettenna

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