Whats going on????!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SoCal-chick, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. SoCal-chick

    SoCal-chick Out Of The Brooder

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    What's going on? We have five chickens, 2 buff orpingtons, 2 black australorps and1 americauna and we used to get 4-5 eggs a day but now we only get 1, mayby 2. Is this unusual? They've never done this before and I'm worrying. nobody is molting and all of them seem fine. Just today we got one egg outside in the pen. How do get them to go in the nest box? I've tried plastic eggs, hay, and corn. nothing is working.Help!
     
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  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Could it be a change in the weather?
    When it gets cooler, they sometimes take a break from egg laying.
     
  3. SoCal-chick

    SoCal-chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in San Diego and its not very cold here, but they don't even lay more in warm weather.
     
  4. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Decreasing daylight at this time of year can also effect rate of lay.
     
  5. akcskye

    akcskye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lots of feathers around the pen?

    If so, they may be moulting, which will cause them to not lay.

    Mine are coming out of their moult now, but no eggs yet.
     

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