Stopped Laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by oberresford, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. oberresford

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    Hi there,

    Had my two Isa Brown's for around a year but they've recently stopped laying many eggs. Only getting 3 or 4 a week now ?

    Not sure what's happened I gave them a wormer in there water, some dust mite powder and a dunk in water.

    Not sure why the eggs dropped off so much.

    Any advice appreciated.

    Cheers.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

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    They are a year old or have been laying for a year?
    What are they eating?
    Any recent stressors? Predator attack, heat, changes in housing, etc..
    Did they have worms and mites or were those randomly precautionary?
     
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  3. oberresford

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    They have been laying for around a year , no real big changes. The worming and mite powder just precautionary. Food just the golden yolk pellets. I did try changing to a more expensive food with grains no change.
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

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    See any extra feathers laying around? They may be near the end of this laying cycle and getting ready to molt.
    What is the protein % of the yolk pellets? Any scratch or kitchen scraps in the diet?
     
  5. KikisGirls

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    what is the recommended protein percent for laying birds?
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

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    16-17% but if other things are fed, that will lower the %. Crude protein is listed on the bag of feed, however it gets a little more complicated. I believe chickens have 11 or 12 amino acids that are essential in their diet.
     
  7. oberresford

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    I think it's 15% the golden yolk barastoc pellets. Yes certainly a few feathers around.
     
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    thanks
     
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    I hope you figure out what the problems is and get them back to egg laying...if that's possible.
    Good luck!
     
  10. ChickenCanoe

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    15 is a little low to expect pumping out an egg a day containing 6 grams of protein.
     

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