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Production Red Chickens will not lay!**PICTURES ON PAGE 2**

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN

    EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN Songster

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    I recently bought 3 Leg Horns 1 Tetra tint and 5 Productoin reds. I was getting 6-9 eggs a day from all of them (they were laying their eggs under a tarp on hay bales). Last saturday I installesd three nesting boxes I found a few white eggs on the ground and one light brown egg from the tetra tint inside the nesting box. And for the past few days I have been only getting 4 eggs a day ( 3 from the Leghorns 1 from the tetra) 0 from my production reds. They are 25 weeks old. Does anyone know why any of the production reds arent laying??


    Thank You
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2011

  2. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Crowing

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    Did they find a new hiding spot? [​IMG]
     
  3. EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN

    EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN Songster

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    I have searched everywhere in the chicken coop, they have no hiding places!
     
  4. McKenley5

    McKenley5 Chirping

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    From what I understand, they will quit laying if they are upset about a change in their environment (like the nesting boxes)...they will eventually get used to it though. Maybe someone else has a better answer??
     
  5. EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN

    EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN Songster

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    It has been a week and still no eggs from the reds!
     
  6. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    And.... unless you are providing some additional lighting, it continues to get darker and darker.
     
  7. WhereTheHensAt

    WhereTheHensAt In the Brooder

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    My welsummers are at 25 weeks... been lighting...nothing... freeloaders!
     

  8. EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN

    EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN Songster

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    My chickens have lights in their coop.
     
  9. EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN

    EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN Songster

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    They also look very healthy. Can they molt at 6mos????
     
  10. EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN

    EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN Songster

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    0 from the reds today:( Does anyone know why thy stopped laying??
     

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