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Switching feeds or just me ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by konjo, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. konjo

    konjo In the Brooder

    Apr 13, 2009
    Santa Clarita, Ca
    I have two hens they lay pretty good they are about 1y 9m old they are a white leghorn,rhode island red in Nov about the 10th I switched my feed to Ace-Hi big feeder laying feeds from star milling co in perris cal. I have not had an egg after that. Is it just me or what? They are not molting and the weather is about 34, Also I have a light that I put in that goes on about 4 in the morning. Dose anyone have any Ideas? Thank you.

  2. LeghornLisa

    LeghornLisa Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Why did you switch the food? Were they already on a laying food?
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    I try not to make abrupt feed changes if I can help it. Better to mix the feed 50/50 or thereabouts until the old feed is gone. Less likely to cause upsets like that.

  4. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    My Coop
    Changing feed brands can sometimes cause your birds to go into another molt, thus halt egg production.
  5. konjo

    konjo In the Brooder

    Apr 13, 2009
    Santa Clarita, Ca
    Waoooo Thanks for all of the input

    I switched because me and i buddy where at feed store and i bought some there (BIG MISTAKE) and they where already on laying feed and laying

    I think i'm going to switch back to what i know was working. What do you guys think ? Also how long before thay start laying again ?
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2009

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