Two hens, 1 to no egg.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TechnoChicken33, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. TechnoChicken33

    TechnoChicken33 New Egg

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    Dear BYC Forum Users,

    I have two Leghorn hens. Some days, I get 1 egg. Some days, I get 2 eggs. Recently, though, I haven't been getting any. The hens have food, water, grit, mash, and scratch. What can I do? Many people with Chicken experience have told me that the cold weather will slow them down. It has been 2 weeks since it has been 50 and below. Should I continue to be patient? Are they sick? Any other help would be appreciated.


    Thanks SO much!

    TechnoChicken33
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    How old are they?
     
  3. TechnoChicken33

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    They are about 6 months of age. Born in May 2015.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I would imagine that as young hens, their egg laying equipment is not yet fully calibrated. The weather and their relative immaturity are likely to be the cause.

    CT
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Are they free range?
    What kind of feed in what quantities are you offering?
    Reading labels and managing amounts so they get the correct levels of protein and calcium is the first thing to look at.
     

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