Why are they not laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by retiredwithchicks, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. retiredwithchicks

    retiredwithchicks Songster

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    A month a go my 4 BCM's laid 2 eggs but not an egg since. Why would they quit laying? They don't appear to be molting.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    My Coop
    How old are they?
    Do they free range?
    Do you have other birds....describe your coop/run.
     
  4. retiredwithchicks

    retiredwithchicks Songster

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    They are in a breeding pen since January. They usually free range. Rooster and 4 hens in a 12x12 pen under roof but wire sides. They are one, two and three years old. There are lots other chickens, about 60, some in breeding pens and others free ranging. The only problem I can see is maybe stress from a persistent predator in the main pen, but that is just the last 2 weeks. The big run is completely covered from top to bottom but have lost a hen a night for about a week. I found a fox that had been hiding under the house and catching legs of hens for a few nights before finally getting that place completely safe. He keeps coming back and trying but no lose for the last 4 nights.
     

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