Not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Latane, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. Latane

    Latane New Egg

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    New here. Just bought 4 hens &1 rooster...black australops. Was told they were 8 weeks old. Two weeks - one egg. They have quality coop, roost, and nests. Laying pellets, scratch. What to do?
     
  2. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    you mean 8 months? lol they could just be stressed, or going through molt, depending where you are. hope they lay soon!
     
  3. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2 Chickens hate change and new environment will often cause them to stop laying until they are settled. It is also the season for molting and with less light they tend to lay less anyway.
     
  4. dlschwank

    dlschwank New Egg

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    I have 3 hens all 7 months old. Good egg production from leghorn & NH red but Easter Egger has not layed for 7 days. No evidence of molting. Poop in morning seems less after roosting all night. Seems to be fine. Any advice out there?
     
  5. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would start by checking for mites or worms. Make sure she is getting enough protein and calcium and check for any hidden nests. Also make sure she isn't egg bound.
     

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