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WHY DONT MY BANTAM COCHIN LAY??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blackjack1, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. blackjack1

    blackjack1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some Bantam Cochin's that haven't lade any eggs for months and they are only 2 years old.
    Anyone got any ideas??
    Blackjack1
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2009
  2. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
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    Hi Blackjack!
    How old are they? What are you feeding them? Have they laid before and have now stopped?
     
  3. 4 Love of Baby Chickens

    4 Love of Baby Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. blackjack1

    blackjack1 Out Of The Brooder

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    They eat the same food they have always eaten.
    They are 18 months and yes they have laid before. Good
     
  5. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Are they molting, maybe? Has anything else changed? When did they last lay?
     
  6. blackjack1

    blackjack1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:No molting and no one else has stopped. they laid last fall
     
  7. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Not sure where you are at..it may be too cold yet, days not long enough? My bantam cochins aren't laying well either, might just need more warmth and sun..
     
  8. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI welcome......... [​IMG]
    I have bantam cochins, and they do take a long break in the late fall winter. I went almost 10 weeks with no eggs from them. I have the lights on timers, and the same food all the time. I think with the cold a moulting, they just need a longer break. Now, they are laying like crazy. I am sure yours will pick up soon, don't worry! [​IMG]

    Oh, and some of my girls are 4 years old and still good layers.......18 month, you have nothing to worry about.
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2009
  9. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are they free ranged?
     
  10. estpr13

    estpr13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two 1½ year old hens, one has started a very slow molt and quit laying. The other has started to lay infrequently. I think they both are trying to go through a slow molt. Yours may be doing the same thing.
     

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