Stopped Laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bossdog004, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. bossdog004

    bossdog004 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 hens that were laying an egg a day, then all of a sudden they stopped. All I am getting is one a day. They are eating layer crumbles and I am crushing up egg shells for them. They are free range but stay the night in a coop. I (and my dogs) haven't found any in the yard.
    What happened?

    Any feedback would be great!
     
  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    It could be a molt but not sure since it says your in Florida and you have more hours of sunlight. Are you sure they are not hiding the eggs in another places?
     
  3. bossdog004

    bossdog004 Out Of The Brooder

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    Pretty sure. My dogs love the eggs and search the back yard for them when I let them out.
     
  4. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    O I forgot to ask how old are they?
     
  5. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    moulting?
     
  6. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Could your dogs have discovered how delicious the eggs are? BTW, uncooked eggs are not good for dogs, something about biotin.
     
  7. bossdog004

    bossdog004 Out Of The Brooder

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    About 7 months old. The dogs do eat the eggs that I give them, but I always go out first before the dogs. They were laying great for about 2 months then stopped. Don't think its moult. Still 85 degrees everyday.

    Don't know.
     

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