- Jan 3, 2016
Very frustrated. We decided this time last year to be chicken farmers. I bought a coop, chickens (6 hens), and one rooster, and everything we needed for them to eat and drink. Within 4 months all but two died. Then my husband built a larger coop. We bought 15 hens and another rooster. We now have 18 chickens. I have had them since October. I have not seen one egg. We buy laying food (purina) from tractor supply. I clean the coop and have hay down. They have food and water everyday. I have our probiotics (once every couple of weeks) in their water to keep them healthy. Nothing. No eggs and now I have had two more die. They don't poop funny. No yellow poop. They just close their eyes, act fatigue, then stop moving. Stop breathing and die. What am I doing wrong?