Red Stars have stopped laying. Why?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cowman1970, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. cowman1970

    cowman1970 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is anyone here familiar with Red Stars? I have 5 that abruptly stopped laying about a month ago. They aren't even molting. They share an area with other chickens that still lay on a regular basis and they all get the same nutrition. I have noticed in the past month at the auction barns there have been a pile of them being sold. Maybe others are having the same problem?
     
  2. yinzerchick

    yinzerchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? I have about 15 of them and they're my best layers! I hope they don't decide to stop! [​IMG]
     
  3. cowman1970

    cowman1970 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not sure. I would imagine less than a year. I bought 6 for $3 around the beginning of June. They were laying like crazy until mid-August then they stopped. I did find 1 about 10 minutes ago. I think it is kind of ironic that I've been seeing the birds like crazy at the auction barns.
     
  4. yinzerchick

    yinzerchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know...I have some that are 6 months and some that are 18 months and they're all laying. Molting maybe?[​IMG]
     
  5. cowman1970

    cowman1970 Out Of The Brooder

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    No, they aren't molting. I'm not sure what is going on with them. Since I found one today I hope the start laying again.
     

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