should i be concerned????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by arnr1530, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. arnr1530

    arnr1530 Chirping

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    i have a small backyard flock ..... with 6 hens and 1 roo..... i had 5 originally including the roo then added a 9 month old hen that still has not started laying again ???? and a 14 wk old pullet that was 2 wks ago i have a Brahma and a RIR that have been for the past 2 wks laying consistently if not every day then every other day they are 25 wks old today!!! and i havent gotten an egg from them in two days should i be concerned or are they just not on a schedule yet ? and since they have been laying for a little while now how much long til the other 2 follow suit ?

    any suggestions would be great or adivice thank you :)
     

  2. five is my dog

    five is my dog Songster

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    getting other chickens in the flock can some times make them stop laying for a little bit they will pick back up
     
  3. arnr1530

    arnr1530 Chirping

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    They laid fine for two wks!! Then they just stopped even with the new ones ?
     
  4. smedly9921

    smedly9921 In the Brooder

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    I agree throwing in that new hen messed up the pecking order and they are young so they are not laying regular yet. Give it some time and keep the food and treats up to keep away pecking order issues.
     

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