Red Sexlinks not laying????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by quenston, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. quenston

    quenston Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Wyandotte Ok
    About 3 weeks ago I bought 5 red sexlinks that are approximatley 8 to 9 months old, the man that sold them to me at the swap meet told me that they were laying and laying good and there were even a couple of eggs in the cage that they were in. I feed hen scratch along with egg pellets and give them different treats along the way. But they have not laid one egg sense bringing them home! Am I doing something wrong or do I need to do something different????
     
  2. The Chicken Man

    The Chicken Man Out Of The Brooder

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    Apr 27, 2009
    Have you fed your hens fruit? Fruit can freeze their laying for up to 6 weeks, I've read.


    "If you feed fruit to any laying hens , they will stop laying and take as much as 4 - 6 weeks to start laying again. I know this from expierience and also from reading a booklet from the N.C. Dept. of agriculture . I hope this will steer anyone from feeding fruit to their layers" - See link below for full article:

    http://www.motherearthnews.com/Ask-Our-Experts/Sustainable-Farming/Feeding-Livestock-Fruit-Pulp.aspx

    Hope this helps! Good luck on your hens.
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2009
  3. quenston

    quenston Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Wyandotte Ok
    [​IMG] Well that was a quick solution!!!! I fed them some apples here about a week ago, well I know not to make that kinda mistake again! Thank Ya Chicken Man
     

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