Why Aren't My Chickens Laying? Here Are Your Answers!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by speckledhen, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. 2MorrowsDream

    2MorrowsDream Songster

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    Ok, thank you. Next time I go to the feed store (which is this weekend) I'll get some All Flick or Grower.
     
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    Flock
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    Make sure to offer a separate bowl of oyster shells for the calcium needs. I never feed a layer anymore, preferring the all flock or non medicated grower with the separate oyster shells.
     
  4. 2MorrowsDream

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    Will do. Thank you for the advice. I live my birds, and want the nest for them. Here they are! They are very friendly. We didn't handle them as chick b/c we didn't want to stress them. They love jumping into our laps, and eat from our hands.
     

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  6. Rett144

    Rett144 In the Brooder

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    Ok, so my year old hens were laying everyday, I have 4, so I was getting 4 eggs,but the past week or two, it's been different. Go days with 1 or 2 eggs, then 3 eggs the next day, then 1 egg the following day.
    I added my new chicks to rum a few weeks ago, they are now 10wks old. Then, OnE of my hens tried to go broody, only lasted a few days, and was over it.
    The egg production lowered after she went broody. Question is, could this have caused the decrease? Could it be the feed? Or stress of the chicks getting older?
    Please help with any input. Thank you!
     
  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    That initial spring ramp up in production is starting to slow. For the next few months production in many will go up, than down, and even stop for weeks in most heritage breeds. Higher production breeds should keep laying but may start to lay fewer per week.
     
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