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OK... 30 weeks and no eggs.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by roocrazy, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    really frustrated now, what do i do?
     
  2. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Illinois
    Don't worry it will happen! What breeds do ya have, some are slower then others, also the may just wait til spring to start as its getting colder now and everyone is slowing down right now at least mine have and mine are also going through there fall molt.
     
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    What breeds do you have? What are they fed? Are they hatchery stock or from a solid breeder?
     
  4. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    New Hampshire, Gold Star, and Barred Rock, right now the are being fed cracked corn for the winter and with plenty of treats. treats include vegetables, fruits, and some cat food for some additional protein. oh and they are from a hatchery. and they do have a lamp to increase "daylight" hours.
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Is the cracked corn being fed just as a treat? You don't want to give them much. They need to be eating layer feed, around 16% protein or better. Eggs are pretty much all protein, so if they're not getting enough protein, they're not going to produce eggs well.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Layer feed is your answer.
     
  7. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Are they free ranged, in the morning?
     
  8. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    they were free ranged, but now they are confined, no secret nests.
     
  9. woody1

    woody1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those girls should be laying like crazy. My brown egg girls, 2 BR, 2 RIR, 2 Black sex links were each laying 4-6 eggs per week at 30 weeks. Get 'em off the corn and give them layer feed at free will, ie, in front of 'em all the time. You will need to give 'em light at about 14 hrs. per day.
    Regards, Woody
     
  10. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    Mississippi
    I agree with the layer feed. I do have one hen that is over 36 weeks and I have only gotten one egg last week and none since. That was her first and only so far. [​IMG] I think it is more so the breed in my case.
     

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