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why arent they laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mcochicks, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. mcochicks

    mcochicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi chicken friends! I have 8 hens and they go as follows...5 golden comets who are 8 months old and i get 1 to 2 eggs per day. 1 golden laced wyandotte and 1 wheaton maran both stopped laying 2 months ago. 1 silkie who is 6 months old and has not layed yet. Any info would be much appreciated!! Thanks guys!
     
  2. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    6 months is a bit too old.How old are the other two?
     
  3. mcochicks

    mcochicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Too old? The wyandote and maran are about 1 year old to 1 1/2 years old. Got them from a friend a couple months ago because something killed all her other chickens so i thought it was just because they had to settle in but its been a while now and still no eggs
     
  4. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THey are going threw an "Egg" cycle.Most 1 year hens do.My hens quit fora while.They lay for so long then a certain cycle hits,which causes them to stop.
     
  5. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I meant too young
     
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Are you sure of their age, sure they were laying before you got them. Doubt stress since you've had them 2 months, but a long time to see no eggs.

    RE: silkie, is she showing any signs that time is near. Don't know about those, but read a post last year someone's BO didn't start til about 9 months old.
     
  7. mcochicks

    mcochicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow okay thanks guys. Just found out that the maran and the wyandotte are 2.5 years old. Theprfan some of the reds have not layed yet so could tthis cycle still be the case?
     
  8. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes,but soon enough they should lay better then any of the hens you have.The marans should be laying.Same for the wyandotte.The adults could be sick,or possibly stressed.Are you positive ofa ged?
     
  9. mcochicks

    mcochicks Out Of The Brooder

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    ged??
     
  10. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oops,typo!I meant their age.
     

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