Stopped laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Shadow722, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. Shadow722

    Shadow722 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 13 hens and have been getting at least 8 eggs a day for a month. We got the chickens in July. It took a couple weeks aafter we bought and moved them to start laying. I have been feeding them Nutrena scratch grains and egg laying pellets. I left the 11th of August and my wife wound up with some corn feed after what I left in the other ran out. I came home on the 6th of September and they had quit laying eggs. Only getting 1 to 3 a day for about a week and today no eggs. I bought some more scratch grains and laying pellets yesterday. I didn't know if it was the food change or just the Oklahoma summer heat. Any ideas?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It is very likely a combination of the change in feed and the rapidly shortening day light hours.
     
  3. sumrfun65

    sumrfun65 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ours have stopped laying too. No change in food.
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  5. Shadow722

    Shadow722 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After nearly 2 weeks back on the Scratch Grains and Layer feed my hens are laying again but still not as much. I am getting 4 to 5 eggs a day.
     

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