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Still NOT laying...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChobeeChickenMommy, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. ChobeeChickenMommy

    ChobeeChickenMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AHHH.... I have been waiting patiently for my 2 EE's & 3 black australorps to start laying since we got them from my friends mom... What do I do?! I have given the feed w/ "extra" protein, crushed hard boiled eggs, extra treats, etc... Anymore ideas?! We also added extra places for them to be able to lay in (since my friend just told me that they didn't have nesting boxes before just little nests randomly around for them...) MY hubby now wants to get rid of them, but I CAN'T. I love them & I want them to stay... [​IMG]
     
  2. kittykittykitty

    kittykittykitty Luvin My Chickies

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    How old are they? My pullets are almost 15 weeks and are not laying.
     
  3. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
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  4. ChobeeChickenMommy

    ChobeeChickenMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't exactly how old they are, but my guess would be about 2 or 3...

    Could it be mites? How do I treat them for that?
     
  5. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    2 or 3 what? Months, years?
     
  6. kittykittykitty

    kittykittykitty Luvin My Chickies

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    Quote:If it's months, then their not ready to lay!
    If it's years, they have stopped laying because they are too old!
     
  7. ChobeeChickenMommy

    ChobeeChickenMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If it's months, then their not ready to lay!
    If it's years, they have stopped laying because they are too old!

    Ya, I thought years. Maybe I'm wrong. My friends mom said they were giving her anywhere from 15-20 eggs a week... This stinks. [​IMG]
     
  8. sherylreno

    sherylreno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If it's months, then their not ready to lay!
    If it's years, they have stopped laying because they are too old!

    [​IMG] What, they can't lay eggs at 2 or 3 years of age? I guess I need to tell my friends hens they don't need to lay anymore then?

    How long have you had them? It can take weeks for them to lay again once they are moved to a new place and sometimes it takes months. With it being Autumn now you may not get eggs until spring. It's always a waiting game with layer's.
     
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  9. kittykittykitty

    kittykittykitty Luvin My Chickies

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    Quote:If it's months, then their not ready to lay!
    If it's years, they have stopped laying because they are too old!

    Ya, I thought years. Maybe I'm wrong. My friends mom said they were giving her anywhere from 15-20 eggs a week... This stinks. [​IMG]

    My friends hens stopped laying at 2 years. That may be your problem... BUT.....They were moved transferred to my friends new proprety and a few days later egg production STOPPED.
     
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  10. ChobeeChickenMommy

    ChobeeChickenMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh wow. well it's been about 4 or 5 weeks I think... (At least a month for sure.)
     

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