Where are the eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TheStewarts, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. TheStewarts

    TheStewarts Out Of The Brooder

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    We have about 50 chickens, half of which are of laying age/were sold to us as already laying and yet we have never gotten more than 6 eggs per day. Most days it is closer to 2-4 eggs. We have had a lot of ups and downs and welcomed many new hens and changed a lot of things so there has been a disruption of sorts. We have tried different feeds and note that some do give us even less if not NO eggs. We had a couple snakes getting into the coop but I have since snake proofed and also put mothball sachets in the coop (so the birds cant eat them but the snakes still smell them and stay away) They are a 100% free range flock (cooped over night) so there is a possibility of a secret nest somewhere but I have yet to find it. We also noticed mites which we treated for with coconut oil and DE and many crazy coop cleanings. Then I wondered if maybe we had worms so last week I treated them with verm x which is what I use for our other animals with great success so I am confident that IF they had worms they were taken care of. There were no real signs of worms or anything just a lack in egg production. Today we have gotten 6... if we get any more that will be the most we have ever gotten in a day from our 2 dozen who should be laying.

    Anyone who has wormed their chickens, how long after did they start laying again or did they pick back up in production? I will continue to look for a secret nest but I really don't know where there would be one. And I don't know what else to do at this point to get them all laying regularly. Any suggestions would be great!
     

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